Railway: We Will provide 10 More Coaches By November- Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has assured that 10 more coaches will be made available by November to address the increasing number of train passengers across the country.
Amaechi revealed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday adding that these new trains will address the issue of high demand for train services.
According to him, ”We delivered Abuja-Kaduna, but the pressure is now high with the influx of passengers. We started with about 300 passengers, now we are doing 2,500 passengers, nearly twenty times the number.
“We placed order for some more coaches because the problem is not e-ticketing as they say, but the demand has by far outweighed the supply. By November we should be able to launch 10 more coaches to help address this challenge.”
The Minister explained that by November, two sets of Diesel Multiple Units (DMU) made up of motor car and coaches of various classes would be made available for the rail stations.
He expressed optimism that the coaches would assist in addressing the passenger surge at Abuja-Kaduna and Itakpe-Warri rail stations.