Uzbekistan toughens inspection of passengers on railway transport
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Sept. 9 / Trend D.Azizov /
Amendments to the law "On Railway Transport" providing a personal inspection of passengers and their luggage prior to boarding a train took effect in Uzbekistan.
These amendments are aimed to improve the legal framework and law-enforcement practice at the facilities of the railway transport, as well as to warn and prevent emergencies that threaten life and health of people, public safety and stability of the state.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov signed the Law "On making amendments and additions to the Law "On Railway Transport" published in the Uzbek national press on Friday. The law comes into power since the publication.
Major changes were made to the article "Transportation of passengers, baggage and cargo."
"The competent authorities will inspect carry-on baggage, luggage and carry out personal inspection of passengers and other persons when entering the station with a view to protect life and health of passengers and railway employees, as well as the safety of railway. Entrance to the railway station will be prohibited and passengers are not be accepted, if one refuses inspection," the article reads.