Railway connection restored to Azerbaijan's south regions
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 /Trend/
Azerbaijan Railways JSC has restored the movement of trains on the route Shirvan-Astara, which was discontinued on 9 May of this year because of flood in the Kur River, the company said on July 5.
According to the report, until the end of the recovery work, the trains will move with the limited speed.
A source at the Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan said that the railway to the south will be completely restored within two to three months.
As reported earlier, the company planned to build two 133 meter bridge, install topsides (rails, sleepers, fixers and ballast), liquidate drawdown on the 23-kilometer stretch, lay six passage of water pipes with a length of 10.5 meters and a diameter of 1.78 meters.
A 38-km-cable-connection, two kilometers from the signal cables and eight kilometers of overhead lines and other work will be replaced.
The company has already completed work on the restoration of four (one on the line Osmanli-Azadkend and the remaining three on the line-Azadkend-Salmanli) from five sites that were previously opened to ensure the flow of water. The company also laid metal pipes to redirect the flow of water.