The Minister of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , on Saturday said the Abuja- Kaduna rail service would resume on Wednesday.
Amaechi stated this on Saturday during a test run on 10 new coaches recently deployed on the route.
According to him , there has been pressure from several quarters to resume the railway service before Sallah with all COVID- 19 safety protocols and guidelines by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Taskforce on COVID- 19 in place.
The minister, who spoke through his media office, said , “ We will resume the Abuja – Kaduna train service on Wednesday, July 29 .”
On the fare, Amaechi said after due considerations, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , agreed that changes should be made.
He added that economy and business class had been reviewed to N 3, 000 and N 6,000 , respectively , because of the reduced number of passengers that would be on the train.
The minister, earlier, stated that passengers flouting the regulations would not be allowed on the trains.