In Almaty, the rolling stock is renewed and the route network is increased. During the working tour Mayor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baibek examined new buses that will run along the route No.12 from the hotel "Kazakhstan" to the high-mountain skating rink "Medeu", the Mayor's Office of the city reported.
Within the framework of the Almaty transport reform, 388 buses of various capacities were purchased, of which 195 already on routes, another 200 new buses have already arrived in the city and will be on routes gradually. In turn, private carriers also purchase 254 new buses, of which 91 are already on city roads.
In general, the renewal of the bus fleet of the city by almost 30% and the increase in the route network increased passenger traffic by 20.6%. If in 2016 174.6 million people were transported, in 2017 there were already 220.1 million people. At the same time, routes on which the carrier does not provide a planned exit, an interval and the renewal of the rolling stock will be transferred to Almatytelectrotrans.
Thus, on the route No.70 buses were renewed and the interval was shortened, passenger traffic grew 12 times from 395 people to 4,600 people a day. The launched recently main route No.201 with 18-meter buses-harmonics already transports about 11.6 thousand people a day, the expected passenger flow is 25 thousand people.
The new 12-meter low-floor buses of ecological class Euro-5 with a capacity of more than 100 people, equipped with air-conditioners, CCTV cameras, ramps, etc., served on the route No.12. The service route was organized by "Almatytelectrotrans" LLP, the interval between buses was reduced on weekdays by six minutes, in the weekend the interval is two minutes. The number of rolling stock is increased to six on weekdays and up to ten units at weekends. The newly launched buses of "Green Bus Company" LLP will be used to reinforce the route No.120, which will later become circular.
It should be reminded that previously the following new buses went to routes No.22, 70, 86, 65, 103, 50, 126, 112, the route No.77 was renewed and the main route No.201 was launched. For a full-fledged transport service, the eight routes that were connected to the city from the neighboring region were launched.