China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), in March, assured Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi that track-laying will begin in April.
As of May 8, 2018. at a project monitoring meeting, with Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed, present, Amaechi hailed the progress so far.
The minister said the laying of tracks started from Itori section of the project.
Track-laying has not started in Lagos due to some obstructions.
Challenges, such as power cables, water pipes, and mains, structures and bridges at the Lagos end are reportedly holding up the work.
However, the Federal Government has restated its commitment to deliver the standard gauge by December 2018.