Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan eye resuming bus transportation on Tashkent-Osh route
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan intend to resume bus service on the Tashkent-Osh route, Trend reports with reference to the portal for discussing draft regulatory documents on the draft decree of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the development of tourism and pilgrimage in the country.
According to the draft document, Uzbekistan intends to establish a bus service on the Tashkent-Osh route through the Tajik Sogd in the very near future for the development of tourism, in agreement with the Tajik government.
It was reported that Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan suspended passenger traffic in March last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. The previous pass regime on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border was restored from September 1, 2020.
“However, the bus service remains unavailable, and only air flights have been resumed,” the message says.
At the same time, the draft decree of the president of Uzbekistan also provides for the opening of a bus service between the Uzbek cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent and Termez with Tajikistan’s Dushanbe and Khujand.
After the state visit of the president of Uzbekistan to Dushanbe, which took place in March 2018, a bus service was opened between many cities of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
It was noted that the cheapness, the speed of passing vehicles and taxis, as well as the spread of coronavirus infection, negated the transportation of passengers by buses between Tajik and Uzbek cities.
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