Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan to speed up train passage, lower tariffs
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan have agreed to accelerate the passage of trains, Trend reports referring to Uzbek media.
The corresponding agreement was achieved during the talks in Tashkent between Kanat Almagambetov, First Deputy Chairman of the Kazakhstan Railways (KTZ), and Fazlitdin Sagdullayev, First Deputy Chairman of the Uzbekistan Railways.
The parties discussed development of cooperation in the railway transportation, increasing the capacity of the Saryagash-Keles border crossing.
Due to the increasing freight traffic in the direction of Uzbekistan and further, the transportation volume has significantly deteriorated.
“It was agreed to provide daily reception and transfer of at least 26 pairs of freight cars (17 trains in 2017, 21 pairs in October-November). For the effective use of rolling stock, reducing the turnover of train cars, the parties will take all necessary measures, including changes to plans for the formation, acceleration of car handling and prior information. Operational headquarters have been set up in the road sections,” the KTZ noted.
The parties additionally addressed cooperation in the rail container traffic, amending the current plan for the formation of freight trains.
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan also agreed to consider ensuring competitive tariffs for the transportation of transit cargo through the territories of the two countries.
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