Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to restore bus routes
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 23
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan plan to restore the bus communication between certain cities of the two countries from the mid-April 2018, Tajik media reported on March 23.
According to the information, the buses will run from Dushanbe to Uzbek cities of Denau and Termez, from Penjikent to Samarkand, and from Khujand to Tashkent and Fergana.
Transportation fees and schedule are currently being discussed, a source in the Tajik transport sphere said.
The source noted that the passenger bus runs to Uzbek cities will be carried out by Tajik Asian Express Terminal company, whereas the Uzbek company will be announced soon.
The bus passengers will face no problems when crossing the Tajik-Uzbek interstate border.
“The passengers will have to leave the bus at the border checkpoint and will continue their journey after the rapid border and customs control,” Press Secretary of the Frontier Troops of the Tajik State Security Committee Muhammad Uluhojayev said.
Regular flights and bus communication between the two countries was ceased in 1992. Dushanbe and Tashkent opened the air communication in April 2017 after 25-year break. The countries have implemented a visa-free regime in early March 2018.