Rotimi Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday that the Abuja-Kaduna rail project would be inaugurated on July 26 in Idu, Abuja.

Amaechi made this known this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

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He said free test-run service started in June while awaiting the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The minister, however, said that after the official launch on July 26, commercial services would start immediately.

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“The president has approved the 26th of this month for the official launching of the project and we have agreed that before the inauguration, we will visit the place.

“So, the final inspection will be on Thursday, July 21, 2016,” he said.

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The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that four coaches with a passenger capacity of 380 are currently on ground to convey travellers from Idu to Kaduna.