The Nigeria Railway Corporation has begun the movement of water pipes from Lagos to Zaria in Kaduna state.
The corporation was moving 6,000 water pipes for a World Bank-assisted Zaria Water Project in Kaduna state
Lagos Railway District Manager of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Jerry Oche, told our correspondent in a telephone interview that the 6,000 pipes were moved on the narrow gauge gradually.
Oche said another movement of pipes was in progress.
He said, “We are about loading another one from Lagos to Zaria. We have about 6,000 pipes here and we are moving them gradually. One of the trains is made of 16 wagons and has 225 of the bigger pipes.”
Oche said the investors were invited to make use of the service to move their cargoes via the rail system, stressing that it was done on the narrow gauge. He noted that the tracks extend from Lagos to Zaria and the corporation was in talks with other people to patronise the service to decongest the roads.
He said, “Anywhere that our track passes, of course, we would move. We only move to where we have a track. Anywhere that is along our corridor, we will definitely move there.”