Kaduna-Abuja rail line yielding more profits – Minister

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The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says the Kaduna-Abuja rail line generates N1 million daily and the Ministry was working to increase the profits.
Amaechi said the feat was achieved as a result of the increase in patronage as the roads had become unsafe for travelers due to kidnapping.
‘’We are spending N56 million per month, we are getting back only N16 million. Now there is an improvement; we now make N30 million, (that is) one million Naira per day.
‘’The improvement started last month because of increase in passengers because of the kidnapping on the road,’’ he said.
The minister said that government was using the previous generated revenues for the maintenance of the coaches and other logistics.
Amaechi said that government would address the issue of touting at the Idu rail station with the expected arrival of 10 more coaches by October.
He however, disclosed that the arrival of the new coaches would require more resources for maintenance in order to meet customers’ expectations.
The Abuja-Kaduna rail line commenced commercial operation in July 2016.

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