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RZD plans to build a second Severomuyskiy tunnel in Buryatia

The development of the feasibility study for the second Severomuyskiy tunnel in Buryatia plans to begin soon RZD. According to the company's plans, it will increase the capacity of the BAM site to 100 million tons per year.

Construction, according to "Kommersant", will begin no earlier than 2025 year, and only if by that time the cargo base will justify it. According to sources of the publication, the whole project is still estimated at about 100 billion rubles, but the amount will depend on the selected project.

From the minutes of the meetings following the meeting between Vice-Premiers Maxim Akimov and Dmitry Kozak, it follows that the feasibility study should be ready for 20 December. The Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Economics of Russia, as well as JSC Russian Railways and the Council of Consumers of the Monopoly entrusted its development. The need to study the construction of the second Severomuyskogo tunnel at a meeting of the presidential commission for the fuel and energy sector, said the head of the Railways Oleg Belozerov. He stressed that it was a "bottleneck" at the BAM. The second tunnel, he said, will provide an opportunity to transport not 16 million, but 100 million tons of cargo.