The Abuja-Kaduna rail project is 100 per cent completed and will be launched by president Muhammadu Buhari in May.
The minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, announced this in Abuja, on Thursday, while inspecting the project along with the contractors, China Civil Engineering Construction Company.
According to him, before the launch by the President the rail would be test-run in March with passengers boarding it for free.
Speaking on the reason for his tour, the former River state governor said “The essence of my tour is to enable us assess whether we are ready for commercial activities and I think we are. I will be travelling from Abuja to Kaduna tomorrow through the rail.
“In March, they will commence the test-run of the rail services for free, then the proper commercial activity will start in May,
He said N150 billion would be used to execute the national rail project, with another N60 billion for the Lagos-Kano standard gauge and yet another N60 billion for the Lagos-Calabar project.