Uzbekistan and Tajikistan resume bus connection after 25-year break

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan resume bus connection after 25-year break

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan have resumed regular bus connection between the two countries today, the press service of the Uzbek Agency for Road Transport said.

"The first bus run on the Tashkent-Khujand-Tashkent route for the working group with representatives of ministries and state departments, as well as the local media went on May 15 from the Tashkent bus station at 8:30 (GMT +5)," TASS cited the statement as saying.

The length of the route is 174 kilometers, with the journey taking 4.5 hours. Three bus runs per day are planned to be carried out. 

The bus connection between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan was discontinued in 1992 with the outbreak of the civil war in Tajikistan. 

Regular air connection between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, discontinued in 1992 as well, has been resumed since April 2017, while the southern regions of the two countries have been linked by railway connection after the seven-year pause. An intergovernmental agreement on mutual visa-free travels of citizens of the two countries for up to 30 days entered into force at the end of March.

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