FEC Approves N272m for Abuja Rail Way System

FEC Approves N272m for Abuja Rail Way System

According to reports, FEC (Federal Executive Council) Approves N272m for Abuja Rail way System Network. The N272m is for the feasibility study and conceptual design of Lots 4, 5, and 6 of the Abuja rail mass transit network for the Federal Capital Territory.

The project’s time-line for completion is 12 months.

Supervising Minister of Information, Dr. Nurudeen Muhammed and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed, told State House Correspondents that the funding would be sourced from a provision of N280 Million in the 2014 FCT statutory appropriation for the project.

The Minister of the FCT said the Rail Mass Transit System is designed to move commuters within and between the satellite towns and the different phases of the city and will be integrated with the planned National Rail Network.

The FCT Minister said the project will reduce traffic congestion, shorten distances and reduce pressure on existing public transport services.