Tbilisi to spend $60 mln on purchase of new metro cars

Tbilisi to spend $60 mln on purchase of new metro cars

Mayor of Tbilisi Kakha Kaladze said that 40 new subway passenger carriages, which costs around $60 million, will be bought.

Kaladze said at the government session that the City Hall is working on the project with specialists from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

"We have rehabilitated old subway passenger carriages. However, we have exhausted all the passenger cars that can be rehabilitated. So, we have begun working with EBRD to buy 40 new carriages," Agenda.ge cited the mayor as saying.

"The City Hall currently works on the specifications of bidding documentation. After few days, Tbilisy Ciy Hall will continue to fully restore the subway. At the same time, rehabilitation of the stations are planned," Kaladze added.

The mayor also informed the public that working on the power cables and the drainage system is underway in Tbilisi metro and will be completed in July of next year.