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Another section of the Sumgayit-Yalama railway has been reconstructed

2022-03-09

Another section of the Sumgayit-Yalama railway, which is an important part of the North-South international transport corridor, was put into operation after reconstruction. In February 2022, trains began to run along the reconstructed section of the Sumgayit-Sitalchay road.
Reconstruction of the two-lane Sumgayit-Yalama railway is being carried out under conditions of complex technical coordination with transportation. While one line of the road is being reconstructed, trains are moving on the other. Reconstruction of the second line began after the commissioning of a new Sumgayit-Sitalchay line with a length of 31.4 km.
This section is the second part of the commissioned Sumgayit-Yalama railway. In December last year, within the framework of the project, the first 23 km of the Shabran-Charkhi railway was reconstructed and put into operation.
The Sumgayit-Yalama railway is being reconstructed as part of measures taken to implement the North-South international transport corridor, which plays an important role in strengthening transit and logistics potential of Azerbaijan. The length of the road connecting the Absheron Peninsula with the northern border of the republic along the axis is 167.7 km, 362.8 km opened, including 328.3 km of main roads, 27 km of side roads, the total number of overpasses – 162 and the length is 7.5 km.
To date, a new rail-sleeper network has been installed on the 65 km section of the road, 54.4 km of which have been put into operation. In general, 25.62 % of the reconstruction work has already been completed. Thus, the demolition of existing rails in the 107 km section, construction and protection of the land plot in the 99 km section, relocation of communications in the 80 km section, excavation of sub-ballast and ballast material in the 98 km section and sub-section in the 95 km section, laying of the first layer of ballast in the 70.8 km section and laying of the second layer of ballast in the 65 km section have been completed. Also, 46 bridges, 81 circular water pipes and 7 animal crossings were built.
At present, construction and installation work is underway in accordance with the technological sequence. It is planned to build 13 overground pedestrian crossings and 32 railway crossings of the same level along the road. Some overpasses to be built at stations in major residential areas will be equipped with elevators for people with disabilities.
The Sumgait-Yalama railway reconstruction project is being implemented on the basis of joint financing within the framework of the Railway Sector Development Program in accordance with the loan agreements between the Azerbaijani Government and the Asian Development Bank and between the Azerbaijani Government and the French Development Agency. Reconstruction work began on February 18, 2020.
Reconstruction of the Sumgayit-Yalama railway line will bring benefits such as time savings in freight and passenger transportation activities, savings in the cost of operating vehicles and infrastructure, reducing environmental impact, and increasing safety. Implementation of high-quality and fast cargo transportation on the road, reliable and safe implementation of these operations will create conditions for wider and more efficient use of the transport and transit potential of Azerbaijan.

ILHAM ALIYEV

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