On 10 January, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed a Resolution "On measures on further improving system of public transport services and passenger bus services in towns and villages".
The document was adopted for further development of the sphere of transport security, the strengthening of the role of transportation services in achieving integrated socio-economic development of regions, solving the issues of employment of the population in the cities and villages of the country, enhancing the safety of passenger transport and reducing harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
In recent years, the road transport sphere has taken significant measures to improve the quality of public services, to dynamically run the target parameters of development of transport services.
New regular routes of passenger transport are opening everywhere, while there number amounting today 4.3 thousand.
Some 3 thousand buses and 12 thousand passenger cars for general use have been commissioned just over the past 3 years, and it is worth to note that they are mainly of domestic production.
However, the work in this direction needs to be continued, with particular attention has to be paid to rural areas.
The adopted resolution aims to further improve transport security in the cities and villages of the Republic, primarily in rural areas, improve the safety of passenger traffic.
By 2021 it is planned to commission 303 new passenger routes, 240 of them will be laid at the suburban and long-distance connections (79.2 percent). Simultaneously with the opening of new routes, it is planned to restore currently idle roads, mainly due to the lack of buses.
More than 8.6 thousand passenger cars will be purchased over the next 5 years, including 5.7 thousand units of comfortable minibusses for general use.
Bus stops will be built according to standard designs with the maximum use of lightweight designs and available materials, primarily of domestic production (steel structures, sandwich panels, etc.).
In order to ensure the proper quality of passenger services, it is planned to introduce a constant remote monitoring of buses and minibusses online through GPS.
Another convenience to be implemented is payment using bank cards. E-payment systems are to be implemented step-by-step in the period until 1 July 2018, in the city of Nukus and regional centers.
The Uzbek Agency for automobile and river transport, which acts as an authorized body of state management on issues of structural and institutional transformations, promoting the formation and development of the market of services and security of road transport, has been entrusted with the coordination and control over the development and implementation of the complex of practical measures aimed at improving the culture and quality of passenger service.
Another worth to note fact is the implementation of an effective feedback mechanism of the Agency with the public through the website and hotline.
The cost of the Programme intended for the next 5 years makes up more than 840 billion soums, mainly through the resources of the leasing company "Uzavtosanoat - leasing" and other leasing companies, commercial bank loans, own funds of private investors and funding from local budgets and other funds not prohibited by law.
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