The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation, Eastern district has commenced final reconstruction work in all rail lines within the area.
This revelation was contained in a press release made available to DailyPost on Tuesday in Enugu by the Eastern District Manager, Mr. Felix Njoku.
“In a bid to revitalize the rail sector in Nigeria, Federal Government awarded contracts for the rehabilitation work of the Western and Eastern railway lines.
“Most of the track materials required for the eastern line rehabilitation have been imported and delivered to Port Harcourt station. To enhance speed of rehabilitation work, the contractor, ESER West Africa has successfully connected all the missing sections of the lines between Port Harcourt and Enugu.
“NRC has deployed one locomotive and several open flat wagons from Enugu to Port Harcourt which confirms that the major challenges faced on the rehabilitation project have been surmounted. Nyaba Bridge(15) in Enugu, the reconstruction of the heavy washout at Eziama in Aba, reconconstruction of Bridge 3 in Port Harcourt are all completed” the statement read.
He added that movement of the imported track materials by rail from Port Harcourt to various locations along the Eastern railway corridor where they are needed for rehabilitation work has commenced.
According to him, items to be lifted in the operations include- 13, 500 pieces of 12 meter long UIC 50 Rails, 165,000 pieces of steel sleepers, associated fish plates, pandrol clips, bolts and knots.
- REMINDER: FG begins work on 10 new rail lines (DEC 24, 2012) (transformationwatch.com)