Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi accompanied by the chairman of APC John Odigie-Oyegun, yesterday carried out final inspection on the Abuja â€“ Kaduna railway, declaring that the project is ready for commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 26th.
Speaking at the Idu station of the rail line in Abuja, Amaechi said
â€œWe are ready to go. From the things we have seen, we are set to go. This test run exercise has been on for over a month. We said it was going to run for two weeks but we allowed it for six weeks so that everybody can use it.â€
According to him, the trains will be open for business immediately after the commissioning.
â€œWe are targeting that from Tuesday after the president must have flagged off the Abuja-Kaduna rail, we will then begin to charge passengers.â€
Amaechi who sought the opinion of the passengers before fixing the fare said, â€œThey suggested 500 on economy and I will do thatâ€.