Amaechi: FG has ordered 30 coaches, 300 wagons for railway

Amaechi: FG has ordered 30 coaches, 300 wagons for railway 
Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi (second left) and officials of CCECC and Nigeria Railway Corporation. PHOTO CREDIT: PMNews

The Federal Government has placed orders for the importation of 30 coaches and 300 wagons to be deployed on the Lagos-Ibadan railway when the project is completed.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the coaches and wagons will boost the movement of passengers and goods from Lagos to other locations in the South-West.

“We are expecting 30 passenger coaches and 300 wagons,” Amaechi said while speaking at a recent assessment of the ongoing work being done on the rail project by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company.

The Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said the corporation was also expecting two sets of Diesel Multiple Units, comprising 10 coaches each.

“We are also expecting two sets of DMU made up of 10 coaches each,” Okhiria said.

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