Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, said that the official launching of Abuja-Kaduna rail project would not be feasible on May 29.
Amaechi disclosed this at Idu, Abuja, while inspecting the arrival of two new coaches by the contractors, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC).
“We have two coaches here, the remaining three will arrive in the next 10 days from Lagos but so far we have been able to resolve what made us not to keep to the date. “The Daughters of Charity hospital refused the demolition of their place to allow for the alignment, the negotiation have taken place and we have agreed that demolition will commence tomorrow.
Amaechi said there would be primary training for 1,000 staff for maintenance of the rail line, while the issue of security and conveyance of passengers from the city centre to Idu rail station would be resolved before the test-run.
The launch date is however not specified but it is obvious the Kaduna -Abuja rail project would likely be the first project the APC led administration would commission.