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Abuja light rail takes off 2012

 The Federal Capital Territory intends to complete and commission the Abuja light rail by 2012.

“The Federal Government is serious on the light rail”, said Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Adamu Aliero, adding that “the sum of N15billion has been appropriated both in the 2009 National and Federal Capital Development Territory  Budget for this purpose”

Adamu also disclosed that arrangements are being made to commission the first batch of 100 buses to  ply Abuja routes, and they will commence operations immediately.