Abuja Light Rail To Start Operation Thursday
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday inaugurate the first Phase of the Abuja Light Rail Project.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello said on Monday that the inauguration signals the commencement of operations of the long-awaited rail services.
He said, the Phase, which comprises Lots 1A and 3, is only an integral part of the six Lots, which form the scope of the FCT railway system.
The 45.245km standard gauge rail line running from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to the Abuja Metro Station is the first of its kind in West Africa, he said.
The project has been under construction for over 11 years.
“It was inherited at 63 per cent completion; the remaining 37 per cent was fast-tracked to completion within the two years of the current administration, the minister added.