Bukhara-Samarkand Railway Electrification

Bukhara-Samarkand Railway Electrification

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Completed

Total Reported Cost

387.5 million USD

Initiatives

Start Date

March 26 2015

Start of Construction

April 2015

Planned Completion Date

Aug. 25 2016

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Description

The electrification of the Bukhara-Samarkand section of the Tashkent-Bukhara railway line occurred following a presidential decree in March of 2015. The project increases the line's capacity for high speed trains, reducing the travel times between Uzbekistan's capital and Bukhara, a stop on the ancient Silk Road.