Two eastern Uzbek cities get connected by railway transport
Electric trains will start traveling along the routes of Fergana – Margilan – Kokand and Fergana – Margilan – Andijan. This was reported during the visit of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Fergana mechanical plant.
Consistent work is carried out at the initiative of the head of our state on modernization of the railway network of our country, providing population with qualitative, affordable and safe transportation services. Establishment of the movement of electric trains from the city of Fergana to the cities of Kokand and Andijan has become one of the important steps in this direction.
The length of Fergana – Kokand railway is 69,2 kilometers, Fergana – Andijan – 69,5 kilometers.
In the region, the largest flow of passengers falls on the city of Kokand, then – Altyaryk district, the city of Margilan and Fergana.
Movement of electric trains is being established on instructions of the President of our country, in order to create amenities for passengers, time reduction of their stay in transit. Affordable, comfortable, environmentally friendly, safe services will be provided there.
“Uzbekiston temir yollari” (Uzbekistan railways) joint stock company has modernized 5 electric trains for these directions. As a result, the exterior and interior of vehicles has changed radically. There are air conditioners, modern comfortable seats in wagons.
Each train consists of 6 wagons. 600 passengers will be provided services in one direction. Electric trains will move at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
By the end of this year, activities on electrifying the railway from Fergana to Margilan with a length of 7,7 kilometers, will be completed.
It is planned to bring 10 more electric trains from abroad.
The President of our country noted that establishment of movement of these electric trains will be of great importance in raising the level and quality of life of the population of the region.
Few would have believed if someone earlier said that electric trains would travel to Fergana. Now Andijan can be reached from Kokand in an hour. This is also the fruit of reforms carried out on the way of interests of our people, creating conditions and amenities that are even more favorable for our compatriots, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Responsible officials were given instructions on consistent continuation of measures in this direction, completing the construction of Fergana railway station building, improving provision of services to passengers in electric trains.
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