Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend:
Uzbekistan and Russia launched a new international bus route from Kazan to Tashkent and back, according to Uzbek media.
The first bus from Kazan has already arrived in Tashkent on Nov. 23. The length of the route is over 2,600 kilometers, and the journey time is 43 hours.
The carrier from the Uzbek side is Uzavtotrans Service, from the Russian side – Mir Transport. Companies will operate two runs a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The trip costs 500,000 soums or 5,500 rubles. Passengers are served by comfortable Chinese Yutong buses.
Uzbekistan, Russia and Kazakhstan also agreed to provide passengers of the bus route priority passing through three checkpoints on the Uzbek-Kazakh and Kazakh-Russian borders.
Uzbekistan and Russia have opened a regular direct bus service between the countries since Sept. 14. The first Russian city to get connected with Tashkent by bus run has become Nizhny Novgorod.
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