Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 4
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
Two new subway stations will be built in Kazakh city of Almaty in 2014, according to the press service of the Kazakh parliament's Senate (upper house).
Kazakhstan's budget for 2014, which was approved by the parliament, envisages allocation of over 15 billion tenges ($97 million) for the construction of these stations.
"The parliament controls the construction of Sayran and Moscow metro stations, which will be commissioned next year," according to the parliament's press service.
In addition, the parliament said three more metro stations will connect the center of Almaty with one of the densely populated areas of the city - Auezov district, where more than 300,000 people are residing.
Currently, there are more than 700,000 vehicles in the Kazakhstan's largest city of Almaty, and every day more than 200 million vehicles enter the city. This creates problems for traffic management and for the city's ecology.
Therefore, the Almaty underground is the most effective way to solve the traffic problems. A subway line from Raimbek Avenue to the Gagarin Street has already been built in the city.