Azerbaijan President inaugurates pedestrian overpasses in various areas of Baku
On May 20, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev inaugruated newly constructed and rebuilt pedestrian underpasses and overpasses in the capital, AzerTAj state news agency reported.
The Head of State first viewed a pedestrian underpass in the Fuzuli square after its reconstruction.
Transport Minister Ziya Mamamdov briefed the Head of State about reconstruction work done as part of a plan of actions to improve transport system in Baku.
President Ilham Aliyev saw photographs depicting of the pre-overhaul look of the underpass.
The underpass is 175 meters in length, 6 meters in width and 2.2 meters in height.
Reconstruction started in December 2008 involved some 200 workers.
There are some 35 small shops in the underpass.
The Head of State was informed about improvements around the site.
President Ilham Aliyev also inspected reconstruction of a pedestrian underpass in the Huseyn Javid Avenue.
Azerbaijan Transports Minister Ziya Mammadov informed the Head of State the reconstruction work started here last year.
The 27meter-long pedestrian underpass got new walls, floor and lighting system.
The underpass has four entrances and surveillance cameras.
President Ilham Aliyev toured the pedestrian underpass and praised the work done here.
Later, President Ilham Aliyev inaugurated a pedestrian overpass built in the Azadlyg Avenue. The President cut a ribbon symbolizing the opening of the overpass.
Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov told the Azerbaijani Leader that construction here began in July 2009. The overpass is 63 meters in length and rises 5 meters above the ground.
Four Polish-made modern escalators were installed here.
After familiarizing himself with the technical specifications of the overpass, President Ilham Aliyev expressed his satisfaction with the work done here.