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FCTA Acquires Four DMUs for Rail Mass Transit Services

FCTA Acquires Four DMUs for Rail Mass Transit Services

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Transport Secretariat said it has acquired four brand new Diesel Multiple Units (DMUS), Rescue Cranes and Rail Grinding Machines to support the operation of the Abuja Light Rail Mass Transit.

The Mandate Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Hon Zakari Dobi disclosed yesterday that the new DMUS were delivered recently from China.

He said the FCT Administration was expecting the delivery of the remaining eight sets of DMUs from China in the near future.

According to him, one of the DMUS was used during the familiarisation tour from Metro Station to Idu Locomotive Yard.

The Secretary added that efforts were also in top gear to rehabilitate the Abuja Rail Mass Transit (ARMT) facilities that were vandalised so that the planned resumption of passenger service operation could commence as soon as possible.

“We are devising measures that will make movements along the tracks a pleasurable one devoid of mishap. In order to keep unauthorised persons including animals away from the tracks, an access barricading contract that entails the construction of block walls on both sides of the tracks was awarded to various companies and the projects are almost completed,” Dobi said.

The FCT Administration stated that work will soon resume on the Lot 1A 5.76km (Gbazango to Kubwa) to complete Lots 1 and 3 of the Abuja Light Rail Project.

The Secretary said the service will provide residents of the Federal Capital Territory with cheaper, efficient and safe transportation system and an environmentally friendly transportation system as well as serve as additional source of revenue for the FCT Administration.

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