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MOSCOW, November 1 (Itar-Tass) – Public hearings on the city program for development of the transport system in the years 2012 through to 2016 are due to be held in Moscow Tuesday.
Spokespeople for Moscow City’s department of transport and road infrastructure development said representatives of the Public Council of Moscow and officials from the department will take part in the hearings.
“Upon the results of discussions, the Public Council experts will draw up conclusions on the program for transport development,” a spokesman said.
November 9, the conclusions will be handed to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
The program that was endorsed at the end of August at a session of the city government envision the allocation of 2.2 trillion rubles /USD 1=RUB 30.0/ for the solution of transport problems. Of that amount, allocations from the city budget will stand at 1.6 trillion rubles.
The program has thirteen subdivisions specifying the development of the overland street transport, city railways, water and air transport, and the metro system.
The authors of the document propose the construction of a big number of transition junctions. Another proposal they put forward is to reconstruct the Greater Moscow Ring Railway, which runs around Moscow city at distances of 30 km to 120 km away from its outer boundaries and takes away a significant percentage of cargo train traffic.
The program presupposes the relocation of a big number of transport and logistics centers from the city’s territory to the Moscow region and the construction of more automobile roads connecting the major motorways.
Moscow City authorities says the program is a top priority project, which they hope will help raise the attractiveness of public transport, increase the flows of traffic, introduce a new science-intensive system of traffic management and control, and make the traffic circuits denser.