Construction of new subway line of Uzbek subway to cost over $80M

Economy Materials 15 February 2019 16:38 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, February 15

By Fakhri Vakilov -Trend:

Uzbek government approved the technical and economic parameters of the construction of Sergeli subway line of the country's underground, Trend reports via Uzbek media.

The government states that the cost of the project will be $82.6 million, including $47.5 million from the state budget and $ 35.1 million from the Fund for Reconstruction and Development.

In particular, $27.9 million will be spent on the purchase of rolling stock, $48.2 million on construction and installation work, financial costs estimated at $2.1 million, and other expenses - $4.3 million.

Earlier it was reported that JSC Uzbek Railways intends to purchase from the Russian JSC Metrovagonmash 5 ground metro trains for the Tashkent metro worth 27.6 million euros.

Uzbek Railways specified that each train will consist of four cars, including two head motor cars, one intermediate motor carriage and one intermediate motorless carriage.

Rolling stock for the Tashkent Metro will be acquired through loans from the Russian Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs in the amount of 22.1 million euros and Uzbek Fund for Reconstruction and Development in the amount of 5.5 million euros provided for a period of 10 years.

Expenses related to the repayment of attracted loans, the payment of interest, commissions and other expenses on them will be paid by the state budget.

The first line of Tashkent subway, 12.2 km long, was put into operation with 9 stations in 1977. Currently, the total length of Moscow metro’s three lines with 29 stations, including 3 transfer stations, is 36.2 km.

In 2017, construction began on the fourth line - Sergeli, 7.1 km long, which will be completely ground. Passenger turnover is estimated at 85.6 million passenger-kilometers per year. In the same year, the construction of the ring road began that will surpass the entire existing Tashkent metro in length.


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