Amaechi: Abuja-Kaduna rail line generates N1m daily

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The Abuja-Kaduna rail line now generates N1 million daily, Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed.
Speaking in Benin, the Edo State capital on Tuesday, Amaechi said that the feat was because of the increase in passengers that patronise the rail.
He attributed the passenger surge to the security challenges faced by commuters along the route.
‘’We are spending N56 million per month, we are getting back only N16 million. Now there is an improvement; we now make N30 million, (that is) N1 million per day.
“The improvement started last month because of increase in passengers because of the kidnapping on the road,’’ he said.
The minister said that government was using the previous generated revenues on the maintenance of the coaches and other logistics.
Amaechi said that government would address the issue of touting at the Idu rail station with the expected arrival of 10 more coaches by October.
He, however, disclosed that the arrival of the new coaches would require more resources for maintenance to meet customers’ expectations.
The Abuja-Kaduna rail line commenced commercial operation in July, 2016.

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