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MOSCOW, September 1 (Itar-Tass) — The construction of the metro in Moscow has gained momentum, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
Speaking at a solemn ceremony on the Red Square devoted to Town Day, Sobyanin said, “We know about the pressing problem of Moscow – the transport problem. Now unprecedented resources are aimed at solving the problem. The construction of the metro has gained momentum and exceeds the Soviet epoch.”
According to Sobyanin, this year 8,500 kilometres of new lines are being introduced in Moscow. Three new stations will be opened and over 400,000 Muscovites will go by metro, the Moscow mayor said.
“The construction of the metro is an all-Russian project. Previously Moscow helped build the metro in Kazan and many other cities. Today metro constructors from Tatarstan and other regions work in Moscow. We are grateful to them for aid,” the city mayor stressed.
He recalled that the city had another task – to reconstruct priority roads. “Less than within a year Moscow constructors made up a design and worked out tasks to begin the construction,” Sobyanin noted.
The mayor stressed that Muscovites’ trips across the city should become quick and comfortable by common and private transport.