AKIPRESS.COM - Mayor of Nur-Sultan Altai Kulginov at a government session on Tuesday said that implementation of the LRT project in the capital will be continued taking into account international obligations, the need of the city for an alternative form of transport, as well as the amount of work done on infrastructure preparation and construction.
According to the instructions of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the project was optimized, the press service of the Prime Minister reported.
Negotiations were held with potential investors, with the second-tier banks of Kazakhstan and the conditions for the placement of bonds and the coupon rate were announced, the mayor noted.
Taking into account the current load of the passenger traffic, the option of reducing part of the rolling stock from 19 to 12 was considered. This measure will save about $40 million (15 billion tenge). Also, the interval of trains has been changed — from 3 minutes to 10 minutes. If in the future the number of population will be increased, the interval will be reduced.
The reduction of 7 stations is considered: if today there are 18 stations, they will be reduced to 11. At the same time, pedestrian crossings of underground construction have been optimized in proportion, which will save more than $110 million (42 billion tenge).