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NRC decry increasing rate of vandalism on Port Harcourt-Aba rail line




The Nigeria Railway Company has decried growing vandalism on tracks within the Port Harcourt-Aba rail strains.

This seems to have led to the non permanent stoppage of practice providers on the rail line.

Public Relations Officer of the NRC in Port Harcourt, Samuel Atoyebi who made this recognized on Friday stated the Company has exhausted all spare tracks stored to exchange vandalized rail tracks inflicting the present lack of the supplies.

He additionally famous that the date for the resumption of practice providers has remained unsure as a result of lacking rail tracks.

He stated the newest assault on the rail line befell two weeks in the past which brought about the practice to derail at Umuzohia space of Oyigbo in Rivers State, a scenario he stated was “so harmful” due to the fuzzy nature of the realm.

Narrating the incident he stated “Though there was vandalisation of our observe however about two Saturdays in the past, the practice was going to Aba at about 9:30 and unknown to the motive force he bumped into a specific portion the place some clips have been eliminated and thru the vibration of the practice the shaft now obtained expanded and the practice derailed.

Talking on the reported suspension of practice service within the rail line, Atoyebi stated “we aren’t suspending practice providers solely that with the speed of the vandals, we have now exhausted all of the supplies and we at the moment are sourcing new ones. As soon as we get these supplies, we are going to return”

Atoyebi additionally appealed to safety companies to help in securing the rail tracks noting that passengers at the moment are experiencing difficulties travelling from Port Harcourt to Abia State.

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