Government to deploy more coaches to the Abuja-Kaduna train service, to
ameliorate the plight of passengers.
titled “urgent need to increase the number of Coaches to the Abuja-Kaduna rail
the number of people who out of fear of kidnapping, and other criminal
activities, resorted to travelling by rail.
(NRC) to increase frequency of trips, while regulating prices, to check abuse.
Road had resorted to rail as a safer means of transport.
rail services was as a result of its relative safety, comfort, convenience and
hijacked by the elites, who daily congested the stations for fear of being
kidnapped or attacked by bandits on the Kaduna-Abuja road.
at the train stations on daily basis, adding that shortage in the number of
available coaches was the reason for the long queues recorded at the stations.
Kaduna-Abuja railway had become the oxygen and lifeline of the people,
stressing that the road had become one of the most dangerous roads in the
submission that the road was one of the most dangerous roads, stressing that
the road was rather the most dangerous in the country, saying that only those
who wanted to commit suicide could use the road at the moment.
Na’alla said the increase in train coaches was not the solution but increasing
the frequency of trips, wondering if Kaduna-Abuja road should be abandoned
because of security challenges.
Ashafa, revealed that the federal government had paid for 64 coaches but
lamented that the Chinese company building the coaches was only ready with 12
that would be delivered shortly.
Saraki put the resolution to a voice vote and it was adopted.(NAN)