Uzbekistan launches ADB-funded electrified railway
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug 31
By Fakhri Vakilov -Trend:
The first journey of a high-speed passenger train along the new Pap-Namangan electrified railway was made on August 30, Trend reports with reference to the Uzbekistan Railways.
The Pap-Namangan section with Chust, Turakurgan and Raustan stations and a total length of 45 km was electrified as part of the electrification project on Pap-Namangan-Andijan railway with a total length of 145 km.
The work was carried out by specialists of the Energy-Erection Train No 1 Unitary Enterprise.
It is also planned to build two electric substations and 25 artificial structures on the new line. For these purposes, earthwork has already been carried out in the volume of 576,750 cubic meters.
The project cost is $202.3 million, of which $ 80 million was invested by Asian Development Bank (ADB).
At present, diesel locomotives in Uzbekistan are being replaced with modern electric locomotives, which will significantly increase the speed of movement and reduce fuel consumption by three times, which means that the amount of harmful substances released into the environment will decrease by several times.
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