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Uzbek railway workers are completing the construction of the new electrified Urgench-Khiva line
The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 35.9 million. To date, 29.6 km of steel line has already been laid. The total length of the new line will be approximately 33 km.
Taking into account the fact that modern electric trains, including high-speed trains, will be used for the new railway, advanced technologies are used in construction. The project was developed by Boshtranloyiha, it should be put into operation this year.
The project has already completed 831,000 cubic meters of land, 124 artificial structures have been built, six overpasses and bridges have been built. In the construction work employs more than 350 experienced specialists, uses about 70 units of modern technology and mechanisms.
In addition, passengers will be met by a modern station in Khiva, which can simultaneously serve up to 200 people. Considering that the object will be as close as possible to the world-famous monument - the city-museum in the open air of Ichan-Kala, the project of the station was specially designed taking into account the combination with the surrounding ancient architecture.
The design of the building will combine national ornaments and samples of Khiva architecture, harmonize with the historical complex. The station is also equipped with modern equipment, a VIP room, a mother and child room, a medical office, and a modern musical fountain will be built on the station square. Currently, construction and installation work is under way here.
In the beginning of December last year, the railway workers launched the Bukhara-Miskin line with a total length of 335 km, adapted for high-speed trains. Earlier, trains from Tashkent to Urgench were on the highway Navoi-Uchkuduk-Miskin with a length of 1,064 km, and with the completion of the project this distance was reduced by almost 100 km.
Accordingly, after the launch of the Urgench-Khiva section, tourists will be able to navigate easily between the historical pearls of Uzbekistan - Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva - on a comfortable high-speed Afrosiyob train.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)