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N299 billion Abuja metro rail ready December
  • Post by Admin on sunday, March 05, 2015

The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has assured that the phase one of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit project will be ready for public use in the next four months. The rail transit project, costing N299 billion ($823 million), consists of lot 1A and lot 3 covering a length of 45km with 12 designated passenger stations.

It links the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja to the Central Business District. The rail project is a double-tracked line of right side running, and standard-gauge 1435mm. Speaking to journalists during a tour of the site, the project manager, Mr Kong Tao, said work on the large scale project was going on smoothly and would be test-run by November and commissioned for public use in December 2017.

He said the project, after completion, would generate employment and boost the commercial activities of the host communities. "Abuja rail mass transit project is bound to accelerate the growth of the national economy."

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