KEMEROVO, 6 Mar – RIA Novosti. The head of the Cabinet of Ministers Mikhail Mishustin asked to speed up the work on the preparation of documents on the development of the BAM and Transsib to increase the volume of coal traffic.
On Saturday, the prime minister held a meeting in Kemerovo on the issue of transport support for the export of coal from Kuzbass. He clarified that in order to increase the volume of export of coal products from the Kemerovo region by 30%, two railway lines will have to be expanded – the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Transsib. On the verge “Their capacity, especially in certain sections, of course, still leaves much to be desired. new ways, to reconstruct stations, to strengthen energy supply “, – added the head of the Cabinet.
He stressed that it is necessary to develop as quickly as possible a quarterly schedule for the implementation of the stages of construction of these two highways with indicators of throughput and carrying capacity, as well as the maximum weight of a freight train for the main sections. Accents Tokyo plans to send pilot freight trains to Europe via the Trans-Siberian Railway in November-December. In the 1980s, this transport corridor accounted for a fifth of Japan's freight traffic. Now it is profitable again. “Then we will be able to make an absolutely clear plan, which will be able to guide not only the railway workers themselves, but also business, regions – all those who are interested in the development of their projects around or thanks to the BAM and Transsib. Colleagues, I ask you to speed up this work so that in We prepared all decisions in the shortest possible time and reported this to the President. This should be an extremely specific document with strict deadlines for each section, “Mishustin addressed the meeting participants.
He noted that the first stage of modernization of these two branches is planned to be completed this year. “In total, about 670 kilometers of track will be built. At the second stage, more than 1,300 kilometers. In general, until 2024, the amount of funding, including funds for infrastructure for transit and containers , will amount to about 780 billion rubles “, – added the prime minister, speaking about the development of the BAM and Transsib.