Road map was signed in Paris for construction of a tram system in Tashkent on November 22. The document was endorsed by Deputy PM/Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Jamshid Khojaev and Minister for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and Affairs of French Citizens Abroad Olivier Becht.
According to the investment agreement signed during the Uzbek-French business forum, the French engineering company Alstom will build tram lines with a length of 9.1 km. The expected passenger traffic is 78 thousand per day. Construction is scheduled to start in the Q2 of 2024. The project cost is estimated at 167.4 million euros.
Deputy Tashkent mayor in charge of investment and foreign trade, Sharof Rakhmanov, said that Uzbekistan had been working on this project with Alstom for the past three to four months.
“We have been instructed to expedite the implementation of this project. Now, together with our French colleagues, we have begun work on the preparation of a feasibility study and the project itself,” he said. At the same time, he noted that trams were planned to be purchased through a tender.
Transport Minister Ilkhom Makhkamov confirmed that Alstom would take charge of the construction, but the routes have not yet been determined. New Uzbekistan Street is considered as one of the promising routes, which will connect Tashkent with New Tashkent. The line will presumably run from the Dustlik metro station along New Uzbekistan Street along the park of the same name.