Transport Ministry: Azerbaijani railways suffer great damage as result of Armenia's military aggression
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 4 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
As a result of Armenia's military aggression, 240.4 km-long railways in Azerbaijan have remained in the occupied territories, Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov said in an interview posted on the official website of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
He said as a result of the occupation, Azerbaijani railways have suffered damages amounting to $45.06 million.
According to Azerbaijani Railways spokesman Nadir Azmammadov, as a result of the occupation, 144 km of the Horadiz-Ordubad section of railways, 51 km in the Tazakend-Khankendi section, as well as 6.3 km in the Gazakh-Barkhudarli section and other sections became non-operating.
The total length of railways in Azerbaijan is 2,929.4 km, 2,099.7 of which are operational. Some 804.7 km of the total length of railways, which are in operation, are two-lane roads. Furthermore, 1271.4 km or 60 percent of the operational railways are electrified and 1,650 kilometers are equipped with an automated signal system.