Projects to expand the public transport network were deliberated

On June 6, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev instructed to expand the public transport network and develop the metro infrastructure during a tour of the construction of the second stage of the Tashkent elevated ring metro. On June 13, projects aimed at organizing this work were presented.

Particularly, President was familiarized with plans to proceed the second phase of the elevated ring metro under construction, to connect it with the Sergeli route, to introduce contemporary construction methods, to upgrade subway trains, to further boost passenger traffic.

Reportedly,, as part of the second phase of the subway, five stations are scheduled to launch by the end of 2022, and the remaining two next year in Navruz holiday. It will cover about 250,000 people in 62 mahallas.

The President stressed that convenience and safety of people should be a priority on all roads. He commanded to bring 14 new trains for the metro and to develop a program of measures to ensure passenger safety for 2022-2025.
The importance of comprehensive development of the metro with the widespread use of innovative approaches and the involvement of highly qualified specialists from abroad for the training of professionals in cooperation with the University of Transport was outlined.

In Tashkent, bus routes will be established to 26 mahallas, which are not accessible by public transport, and will be connected to the metro. To this end, additional electric buses will be purchased.

It is estimated that more than 1 million passengers a day come to the capital from Tashkent region. As noted, these commuters needs to be taken to subway stations to make it easier for both the public and transport.