Amaechi details plans to construct world-class rail network to boost economy
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has enumerated plans by the Federal Government to ensure a world-class rail network across the country in order to boost the economy.
Amaechi made this disclosure on Monday when a delegation from Kano State, led by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje visited him in Abuja to discuss the rail and Inland Dry Port (IDP) in the state.
According to the Minister, Kano State will house the biggest rail station in the country.
He said, ”We have two major projects we want to do in Kano, the first being the standard gauge from Kano to Kaduna.
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”We are applying to Kano State Government to give us land to build the biggest station in Nigeria. It is the biggest station because we are combining two rail lines.
”The first is the Kano-Maradi, which will empty in Kano, and then the second one is Kano –Kaduna, which will also empty in Kano.
”Don’t forget the station we are building in Kano will be the station that will take passengers from Lagos to Kano.
”If you combine Kano-Maradi and Lagos-Kano, you will know that the volume of passengers you will get in a week will be about a million passengers,” Amaechi said.
According to the minister, there will be an expansion in the concept of the Kano Station, which is largely the same framework as the Lagos Station but has more space than the Lagos Station.
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