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Karsi-Akhalkalaki railway will be constructed on schedule

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, December 23
The JSC Azerbaijani Railways Chief Engineer Kurban Nazirov thinks that work on the construction of the Karsi-Akhalkalaki segment of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway will be undertaken according to the schedule. The Akhalkalaki railway station will be built between 2010 and 2011 by Azeri company Kontur.

The construction of Karsi-Akhalkalaki railway line was already underway at the time of the 2008 Russian invasion of Georgia, which was followed by the attempts to reconcile Turkey and Armenia and open their mutual borders. These events triggered speculation that the existing Karsi-Gumri (Armenia) railway might be reopened, undermining the building of the Karsi-Akhalkalaki track. However developments have made clear that this construction is still on the agenda.