Monday, 28 November 2022 06:09

FG postpones resumption of Abuja-Kaduna rail services

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Federal Government through the Ministry of Transportation has announced an extension of the resumption date for the Abuja-Kaduna rail services.

Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, disclosed this to newsmen in Kaduna on Sunday on an inspection tour to assess the state of readiness of the Abuja-Kaduna rail services before the commencement of operations.

He however did not give a specific date for the resumption but noted that it will not be more than one week.

According to the minister, FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks which will enable the government ascertain who boards the train at every point in time.

It would be recalled that the FG last week announced that the Abuja-Kaduna rail services would resume operations on November 28, 2022.

The Abuja-Kaduna train service was temporarily halted eight months ago when terrorists planted explosives that derailed the train AK-9 while on its last lap from Abuja to Kaduna.

The terrorist had killed nine and abducted over 60 passengers, all of whom have been released.

 

Daily Trust