The Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has said the China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC) will give $50m to help the momentous of the University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina tomorrow.
He unveiled that lone a solitary return trip had been booked to move travelers from Iju Ishaga zone of Lagos State to Moniya, in Ibadan.
He clarified that the three and a half train ride would have stopover at 12 stations situated along the 156km railroad hall.
All things considered, there are just three mentors on the train course, made up of one official mentor, and two gathering room mentors.
The clergyman noticed that they were all the while expecting around 10 traveler mentors booked to land by second seven day stretch of January 2020. He conceded that in spite of the fact that there are no adequate mentors and trains, yet “we will begin with the greatest number of as we can take, pending when the 20 trains being imported show up.
Amaechi, who unveiled this, yesterday, during a train visit to Ibadan from Iju in Lagos, said starting from tomorrow, there will be free train ride from Iju in Lagos to Ibadan.
He said: “We know we promised to commence free train ride, which is what we did, today, to know the level of preparedness. We discovered some inadequacies, which will be corrected tomorrow. So, there will be a meeting between the management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), contractors and TEAM professionals to fashion out the best way to start…”
Also, Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria said there would be a break on December 20 to enable them carry out an inspection and if satisfied, will make the trips twice daily.
He said: “Hopefully by January, when all the coaches come, we will continue more trials and by April, we start our commercial operations when the stations will be fully ready…”