The 45-kilometer long Abuja Light Rail is ready for operation barring minor delay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Station to be resolved this month, the FCT Administration said yesterday.
The Transport Secretary, FCTA, Kayode Opeifa, said that Lot A and Lot 3 of the entire stretch, which terminates at Gbazango, is ready for operation.
He disclosed that the project, which was ready since December last year, was held up at the Abuja airport, where there was a need for the train station and the terminal to be in place for the train to run.
“We are told that will be ready this month and the train terminal of just 20 metres link is ready, and that the president will inaugurate it, “ Opeifa said.
He said 12 stations, 21 operational offices, 13 bridges, 50 culverts and nine pedestrian overpasses are all 100 percent completed.
The light rail is also touted for its uniqueness as the first rail in the country without pedestrian crossing. It will pass through about 12 satellite towns and boost economic activities.