The Abuja light rail will soon be launched, considering the progress made with the project.
According to the Acting Secretary at the FCT Transportation Secretariat, Alhaji AbdulHamid Suleiman, the Abuja Light Rail was 93 per cent completed as at April.
“Construction work in 10 out of the 12 number railway stations have been completed, while structural works have been completed in the remaining two stations, ’’ he said.
Installations of signalling and communication equipment at the 10 completed railway stations and the Idu Rolling Depot have also been completed, he said.
“Processed Interim Payment Certificates (IPC) Numbers 21 to 26 in the total of N27, 657, 420, 903. 57 ($ 102, 667, 533,.18) FCTA as April 2017 has paid $256, 698, 353.72 and EXIM Bank of China $361, 792, 834.
“The balance to complete the project includes FCTA $66, 842, 192.15 and EXIM Bank of China $138, 207, 165.53,’’ he said.
The acting secretary said Oct. is the projected date of completion for Lots 1A and 3, while test running of the project will commence from Nov.