Sunday, 26 January 2014
Moscow to complete 50 kilometers of subway lines in 2016
Moscow plans to build nearly 50 kilometers of subway lines by the end of 2016, the capital's vice mayor, Marat Khusnullin, said on Thursday. The city plans on constructing 22 kilometers in 2015 and another 26 kilometers in 2016, according to Khusnullin. "We have considerably increased the temp of metro construction," Khusnullin said. Earlier it was reported that the 8-year program of Moscow's subway construction would require 800 billion rubles (over $30 billion) in investment. One kilometer of deep underground tunnels costs around 7 billion rubles, and one kilometer of shallow tunneling runs at around 4.5 billion rubles. Some 40,000 people are employed at 150 construction sites throughout the city.