December 2018 set as target for completion of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line.

The Minister for Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi during the end of the year news briefing and inspection of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Papalanto, Ogun State said, the rail line will be completed in December 2018 and be commissioned in January 2019.

During the inspection, The minister said he was impressed with the level of the ongoing construction work achieved despite the challenges being faced by the contractors.

Mr. Amaechi, further said that the Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos would be demolished during the process, adding that the ministry had gotten the right of way. “There is no way you can do construction without challenges in different forms and kinds and you have to address them,” he said.

Two locomotives and 10 coaches have already arrived in the country, and the President will commission them this December.

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