The construction of standard-gauge rail line from Kano-Zaria-Kaduna will soon commence.
Chairman, Management Board, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Usman Abubakar, announced this in Zaria when he paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris.
Abubakar said that Zaria would benefit immensely from the project, adding that many job opportunities would be created in the area.
The Chairman said the old railway track would be completely handed over to four foreign companies, who would repair and transform it to become useful to Nigerians.
Earlier, the Railway District Manager Northern District, Aderemi Isma’il-Adebiyi, had told the Emir that the chairman was on a familiarisation tour of the district.