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Issue of passenger transportation discussed in the region

   The session of the regional maslikhat considered the issue of the state and prospects of passenger traffic development in East Kazakhstan. Including the launch of the electronic ticketing system.

   The active work is currently underway in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semey cities to introduce an automated system for controlling and paying for public transport. In Ust-Kamenogorsk, the project will be launched in 2019-2020 as part of the public-private partnership. It is worth noting that the work is currently underway to update the bus fleet. This year, 170 buses of domestic production were purchased in Semey. In 2020, it is planned to purchase 85 units of public transport for Ust-Kamenogorsk city.

    Nurzhan Zhumadilov emphasized that the number of wagons to Alakol will be increased the next season. The session also discussed the issue of ferry services. Recall that in August of this year, due to the breakdown of the Irtysh diesel-electric ship and the non-fulfillment of the schedule of the ferry, the lawsuit was filed in October this year to terminate the contract.

    Passenger Transport and Highways Administration and Public Purchases made such an agreement that it is impossible,” Danial Akhmetov said. - As a result of the irresponsibility of these Administrations, thousands of people suffered. No one monitored the frequency of crossing, no one controlled the price, thousands of people queued. Now you have no choice and you will terminate the contract. But what about the people who queued for almost 7 hours to cross?

    Based on the results of the issue informed, it was recommended that akims of cities and districts should make proposals on the organization of passenger service station by public-private partnership, as well as intensify the work on the issue of possible subsidization of socially significant services in order to fully cover the settlements of the region.