However, he said while these are being awaited, the test-run coaches would be rolling with passengers.

He said when the rail service begins full scale operation, between 120,000 and 200,000 passengers would be conveyed daily in the 20 coaches.

The contract for the light rail project is undertaken by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) at a cost put at $823 million (about N299 billion).

The total length of the double track rail project segmented into three Lots is 45.245 kilometres.