Cabinet of Ministers designs an action plan on resolution of transport problems in Baku
The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan is involved in designing an action plan on resolution of difficulties caused by traffic jams in some streets and avenues, Trend reports quoting Abid Sharifov, the Azerbaijani Vice Premier, as saying on Tuesday.
According to Sharifov, the document will be shortly submitted to the PresidentвЂ™s Executive Power and discussed in a meeting to be held with the President.
"Here it is dealt not only with the construction of roads, but also allocation of parking areas for buses and taxis, as well as bridges. All necessary measures will be more probably accorded and work on their realization will start. I believe that the problem will soon find its resolution,вЂќ he noted.
Sharifov noted that the high number of cars in the capital also causes problems. вЂњDuring the Soviet period there were only 1800 buses in the city, of which only 1400 were in use. However, at present there are 11,000 buses in the Baku,вЂќ the Vice Premier stressed.
During the familiarity with the state of the city on 26 November the President gave appropriate instructions to the Transport Minister, the Executive Power of Baku and different administrative bodies.
They noted the necessity for expansion of some street and avenues, where the obstacles appear on the way of intensive traffic, as well as construction of bridges, two-storey, and even three-storey roads, It was also proposed to consider an issue on demolition of some houses and constructions during expansion of streets and avenues in condition payment of compensations to their owners. They also stressed the importance of construction of subsidiary roads leading from Heydar Aliyev Ave and construction of additional bridges in this territory.