- The federal government has ordered rolling stock in preparation for commercial operation on the Lagos-Ibadan rail
- The rolling stock, according to the NRC, comprises 30 engines, 63 coaches and 200 wagons
- Other facilities ordered include a conference coach and a super sleeper with a spa all of which are to be delivered before December
The federal government has reportedly ordered massive rolling stock in preparation for the commencement of commercial operation on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge project.
The rolling stock comprises 30 engines, 63 coaches and 200 wagons, according to Daily Trust.
The newspaper reports that the chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Ibrahim Alhassan, disclosed this on Thursday, July 11, when he led 24 other members of the corporation on an inspection of the 156-kilometer project.
He added that a conference coach and a super sleeper with a spa were among other facilities currently on order.
Also on the list of the order, according to Alhassan, are two Diesel Multiple Unit of 30 coaches which would be delivered before December.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government on Wednesday, April 24, assured that no region and state capital would be left out of its rail development master plan.
The former minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the assurance when he featured on the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Programme, “Good Morning Nigeria”.
He said the federal government was committed and focused on providing infrastructures and no part of Nigeria would be short changed.
In a related development, the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in northern district of Zaria strictly warned passengers against hanging on train while it is moving.
Abdullahi Alhaji, the northern district public relations officer of NRC, gave the warning through a statement he issued in Zaria, Kaduna state.
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