The Nigerian Railway Company (NRC) has revealed that the rehabilitation of the 200-kilometre Minna-Baro railway observe will value the Federal Authorities greater than N80 billion.
The completion of the challenge will afford individuals the chance to ply the Lagos-Abuja-Kano route with ease.
In line with NAN, this was made identified by the Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, throughout a gathering with officers of the development agency, Chinese language Civil Engineering Building Company (CCECC), on Friday in Minna.
What the Managing of NRC is saying
Okhiria who mentioned that they plan to finish the challenge inside 3 years, assured that the federal government will make funds obtainable for it.
He mentioned, “We’re right here in Minna to hold out a challenge take-off assembly of the Minna-Baro railway challenge.
“This assembly will allow us to plan our programme schedule to make sure that the contract awarded to rehabilitate the Minna-Baro rail observe is carried out in line with normal and accomplished inside the stipulated three-year interval.
“The contract sum is somewhat over N80 billion for the 200 kilometre railway line. We’re eager about delivering the challenge inside three years as a result of the federal government will make funds obtainable.”
The NRC boss mentioned that the railway line would reduce throughout the seven stations of Egba, Katcha, Baro, Lafiagi, Minna, Kateregi and Badegi in Niger State, including that the development agency has put up a request for the mobilisation of fund and was already mobilising tools to the location.
He mentioned, “The contractor had submitted their draft cost assure to the Ministry of Finance to mobilise them to start out work. After confirming the doc, we are going to advance cost to the corporate to begin work.’’
Okhiria mentioned that the rail line, a slim gauge, could be laid in such a method that it could possibly be upgraded to an ordinary gauge in future.
What you must know
Recall that in August 2021, the NRC introduced the graduation of the Lagos-Kano practice service along with the plans to restart the Kaduna to Kafanchan and Kaduna to Kano practice service earlier than the tip of August.
The company mentioned that it could rehabilitate 100 wagons to additional strengthen the rail sector with 21 of the rehabilitated wagons for use within the northern district of the rail service comprising Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina and Zamfara states.