PRESS OF UZBEKISTAN
May 19, 2017
BY THE END OF 2021, IT IS PLANNED TO BUILD AND RECONSTRUCT 74 BUS TERMINALS AND BUS STATIONS THROUGHOUT IN UZBEKISTAN
The government has scheduled to carry out works on 13 sites throughout the country this year, 19 sites in 2018, 16 in 2019, 21 in 2020 and 5 in 2021. The total cost of work exceeds 23.4 billion soums (currency rates of CB RU from 19.05.2017, 1$= 3790.00 soums). The bulk of the funds - 9.9 billion soums, will be allocated by local budgets, another 8.3 billion – by commercial banks, and 5.1 billion soums – by initiators of projects.
Samarkand (4.7 billion soums), Tashkent (3.3 billion soums) and Ferghana region (3 billion soums) are the top leaders in construction works.
The government entrusted municipalities and other specialized agencies to allocate areas for new bus stations and terminal stops in most convenient places for passengers, that is, in optimal proximity to railway stations, airports and markets.
Private investors are now allowed to not just be involved in the construction, but also organize passenger related services that comply with security conditions, for example, open various shops and catering points at the bus stations.
Acceleration of work with appeals and complaints of passengers is another interesting moment. The government assigned the Uzbek Agency of Road and River Transport to ensure prompt response to citizens’ appeals that come through the Internet, hotlines, virtual reception of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and take effective measures.
By the end of May, it is also envisaged to develop standard contracts on the provision of passenger transport services that would ensure the observance of passengers' rights and liability of road carriers for each specific case of failure or improper fulfillment of the terms of the tender contract.
(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper)