The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Muhammad Bello, says the Abuja Light Rail project will be inaugurated in December 2017 to link the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
Bello said this on Tuesday at the inauguration of the Abuja–Kaduna modernisation rail project at Idu in Abuja.
He said that the Abuja Light Rail project would make transportation easy for FCT residents, adding that the first phase of the project had achieved 77 per cent completion.
“We are particularly happy in the FCT for the completion of the Abuja-Kaduna rail project because this project is expected to link the ongoing Abuja Light Rail project.
“The aim is to provide alternative means of transportation for the teeming population in Abuja city as well as the area councils.
“It is my pleasure to mention that the Abuja Light Rail project, which has been conceived in six lots, and currently under phase one, is 77 per cent completed and we hope to be here in December 2017 to launch the entire project.’’
The Abuja Light Rail project is intended to link Abuja satellite towns such as Nyanya, Kubwa, Mararaba and Lugbe.