Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Government will go ahead to inaugurate the ongoing rail line project in Apapa Port... Apapa Rail Project for Inauguration Soon Despite Non Completion

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Government will go ahead to inaugurate the ongoing rail line project in Apapa Port in Lagos ,despite that the last tranche of tracks laying is to be completed in six months time.

He disclosed this Monday in Abuja after the technical meeting with stakeholders on ways to address the challenges affecting the completion of the third track, leading to Apapa Port, adding that the inauguration is to proceed because the two tracks that led to the Port had already been completed.

The Minister said that the Nigerian Customs Service has however agreed to demolish the old scanner centre obstructing the laying of the last set of tracks , saying that a decision was reached to create a temporary alternative route inside the port during the period of the demolition after which the rail track will be laid.

He stated that it has been decided that the drainage should be expanded to accommodate more water to reduce the flood on the rail track adding that freight operation directly from the port would reduce the cost of doing business and increase government revenue.