Written by Austine ELEMUE

Abuja Rail: Commuters enjoy one month free ride

 Following the unveiling of the Abuja Metro Rail system, the FCT Administration declared one month free ride on train for commuters traversing Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Idu and City Centre route. 

Some of the commuters who spoke to journalists during a media tour of the newly commissioned Abuja metro rail system, expressed delight over the long awaited project, just as they tasked government on security and maintenance of rail facilities. 

Expressing their delight, the passengers, mostly from Kaduna national rail route expressed delight, as it further easy movement within and outside the Territory.  

They advocated for the FCT metro rail project to be replicated in all the states of the federation. 

Secretary, FCT Transportation, Kayode Opeifa, reiterated the readiness of the FCT administration to maintain the state of the art facilities throughout the 12 stations of the metro system. 

He disclosed that the government is intensifying the realization of the entirety of the metro system in the territory 

Recall that the Abuja Light Rail Project awarded in 2007, flagged off construction in 2009 is packaged into 6 Lots with lot 1A and 3 commissioned for skeletal operation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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