Director of the Transport Agency reported on the inspection of the Serkhetyaka railway station on the border with Kazakhstan

At a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on January 28, the Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers Mammetkhan Chakiev reported on the results of his working trip to the Balkan velayat, the state information agency TDH reports .

In the region, the official visited the Serhetyaka railway station in the north of the region, on the border with Kazakhstan, and controlled the schedules for receiving and sending wagons from the border point. TDH writes that the number of diesel locomotives plying along the Bereket-Serkhetyaka and Bereket-Akyayla railway lines has been increased, and a depot for maintenance and repair of locomotives and wagons has been set up at the Serhetyaka border station.

To reduce the time for receiving and sending wagons, round-the-clock work of the relevant services has been established, and checkpoints operate in accordance with international experience.

The Director of the Agency also said that he got acquainted with the work of the sorting fleet of wagons at the Bereket station. To increase the capacity of this station, it is proposed to prepare a project for the construction of auxiliary railways in an accelerated time frame.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan intends to become a major transport and logistics hub in Europe and Asia. According to him, in 2021, the transportation of transit goods through the territory of the country increased by 3.5 times .

Then Chakiev reported on the preparation of the Resolution on the approval of the Procedure for opening, changing and closing bus routes. The document was developed taking into account the Law of Turkmenistan "On Road Transport" to meet the needs of the population in the provision of automobile services, as well as to ensure the requirements of road safety.

The TDH does not specify whether this refers to changes in Ashgabat urban or intercity routes. In November 2021, private minibuses (route taxis) were banned from running between Ashgabat and the nearest settlements. In January 2022, it became known that owners of public shuttle buses in Turkmenistan must obtain a license to carry out passenger transportation.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the document and instructed to take measures to control the operation of vehicles, strengthen the material and technical base of the industry and improve the services provided to passengers.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan