Kyiv authorities seek to find around 23 billion UAH to modernize the overland transport network and infrastructure and similar programs by 2019.
The information is outlined in the updated action plan for 2016-2018 to implement Kyiv development strategy by 2025. The plan was approved by lawmakers of Kyiv City Council on November 15.
Some 78.5 million UAH will be sent to develop bicycle infrastructure in 2017 and 82 million UAH in 2018. The streets are to be reconstructed to create bicycle routes, equip bicycle parking areas and other things. The funds will be raised from Kyiv’s budget and other sources.
In addition, it is planned to buy 215 trolleybuses, 235 buses and 63 trams by 2019 to implement the urban transport upgrade scenarios designed by experts from the World Bank. The total cost of the purchase is 6.507 billion UAH using funds of the city budget and other sources.
The city intends to build a dual-mode high-speed Tram-Train system Troyeschyna – Berezniaky – Karavayevy Dachi. Around 2.106 billion UAH will be spent on it by 2019.
The passenger flow for the line could reach 264,500 people a day. This equals the daily passenger flow on the Syretsko-Pecherska subway line or the absolute passenger flow for crossing the Dnipro river. The funds of the city budget and other sources will be used to finance the project.
Some 7.56 billion UAH of budget funds or funds from other sources will be spent to purchase rolling stock for the Tram-Train line: 80 five-section wagons with low decks.
It is planned to build the high-speed trolleybus line Troyeschyna-Chokolivka with the passenger flow of 141,000 people a day. Around 810 million UAH would be spent in two years. Some 97 long articulated trolleybuses valued at 719.7 million UAH will be bought.
250 million UAH would be sent to take measures to develop public transport stops during two years.
Kyiv wants to repair the tramline in Dmytriyivska and Hlybochytska streets with the transfer hubs in Lukianivska Street and Kontraktova Square for 515 million UAH.
Among other projects is the completion of the Podilsky Bridge. Some 3.315 billion UAH is envisaged for the project in 2017-2018. The unused funds for the project are estimated at 7.46 billion UAH.
The Nyvky-Telychka-Brovary highway will be built for 2.51 billion UAH and some 936 million UAH will be sent for the project in 2017-2018.
20 million UAH will be sent to introduce the automated parking system in two years and 20 million UAH to introduce intellectual traffic systems in the streets. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)