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Sunday, 26 July 2020

Abuja-kaduna Train Service Resumes July 29 — FG

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the Abuja -Kaduna rail service would resume on July 29 inspite of the on-going Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Amaechi disclosed this while test running the new coaches recently deployed on the route on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the train services were shot down to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the minister, there have been pressure from several quarters to resume the railway service before Sallah.
He said:
”We will resume the Abuja-Kaduna train service on Wednesday, July 29.
On the fare, Amaechi said after due considerations, President Muhammadu Buhari, agreed that the fare be reviewed to accommodate well-meaning Nigerians.
He said the fare for the economy class was reviewed to N3000 and the Business class, N6000.
According to the Minister, most passengers that are of the opinion that the fare was nothing compared to the risk of kidnappers on the road.
He reiterated that measures were already in place to ensure all safety precautions were taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 to citizens.
The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation(NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said the corporation was ready for the resumption on Wednesday.



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