Kano Will Host Biggest Rail Station In Nigeria – Amaechi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has claimed that Kano State would have the country’s largest rail station since it will merge multiple rail lines.
Amaechi said this during a visit to Abuja by a Kano State delegation led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to explore the state’s rail and inland dry port (IDP).
Amaechi said.”We have two major projects we want to do in Kano, the first being the standard gauge from Kano to Kaduna.
”We are applying to the Kano State Government to give us land to build the biggest station in Nigeria. It is the biggest station because we are combining two rail lines.
”The first is the Kano-Maradi, which will be empty in Kano and then the second one is Kano –Kaduna, which will also be empty in Kano.
”Don’t forget the station we are building in Kano will be the station that will take passengers from Lagos to Kano.
”If you combine Kano-Maradi and Lagos-Kano, you will know that the volume of passengers you will get in a week will be about a million passengers,”
He added that there will be an extension of the Kano Station design, which is based on the same foundation as the Lagos Station but has larger room.
He stated that the Kano delegation’s visit provided an opportunity to discuss the Dala IDP, which was already well progressed.
He stated that a delegation from the ministry would visit the site on March 5 to assess the current state of construction and determine how the ministry could assist in the project’s completion.
Ganduje had previously stated that the state government had paid N2.5 billion to the dry port project in order to expedite its completion and commercialization.
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