Public transport services of Almaty city will be replenished with 167 new buses until the end of the year.
According to the city administration, in 2019, the city’s public transport services’ rolling stock purchased 450 buses – 260 by the public fleets and 190 by private fleets – including 260 gas-powered buses, 180 diesel buses and 10 electrical buses. This year 167 new buses will be purchased, of which by public fleets 120 gas-powered buses and by private fleets 40 diesel as well as 7 electrical buses.
The city administration also said 14 new bus lines, including 6 city lines and 8 suburban lines, had been launched last year. While this year 7 new bus lines – 2 city and 5 suburban lines – have been launched. The 172-km trolleybus line reconstruction is underway, which costs the city 10 billion tenge. It is said to be finished until 2021. There are also plans to install 210 new standardized bus stops, of which 10 will be installed at the expense of investors and 200 will be financed from the budget. (Kazinform/Business World Magazine)