The first lane of Yarmag road has been separated for public transport. As a result, the average speed of the bus increased from 12-14 km/h to 16-18 km/h and 20-21 km/h during the day. Head of the implementing unit for the project on reducing Ulaanbaatar's traffic congestion Ch.Batzorig gave information about this. He said:
- As part of the work to increase public transport, 7.2 km of the first lane of Naadamchid Avenue /Yarmag road/ was separated for buses. As of the first half of this year, the number of imported vehicles reached 60,000. The number of vehicles in the capital is increasing every year. In this regard, we are working to increase the quality, availability and traffic of public transport. Therefore, no measures will be taken for traveling by private vehicles. We encourage citizens to use public transport instead of private vehicles as much as possible.
The frequency of buses arriving at bus stops is planned to be every 7-10 minutes. In this context, several measured are planned on this avenue. For example, improving camera monitoring and employing transport police officers are being discussed. In addition, the underpass will be operated and the pedestrian crossing will be moved.
-How is the availability of buses increased?
-There were less than 100 buses in service on Naadamchid Avenue, but now there are 130. Moreover, a short circuit route will be added and put into service from today. A short short circuit will be made from Buyant-Ukhaa to 19th khoroolol, and 15-20 buses will be put into service. More than 900 buses that used to be in public transport service have been renovated in stages, and as of today, more than 450 new buses are in service. And 150 new buses will arrive this month and 180 in October. As a result, 100 percent of public transport buses will be renewed in November, and the number of buses will be increased to 1200 in December.
-Several cars have had an accident and hit it since the fences were placed on the Naadamchid Avenue. How are the damages settled?
-As of today, people who drove a vehicle under the influence of alcohol broke fences in three locations. Two of them are being investigated by the traffic police. An inquiry and investigation is being conducted on one act.
-At what stage is the process of issuing electronic certificates for vehicles?
-Issuance of electronic certificates for vehicles of government organizations operating in Ulaanbaatar is ongoing. About private vehicles, electronic certificates will be distributed to citizens at 44 locations after the government approves the temporary regulations. As for the city of Ulaanbaatar, infrastructure works were carried out in 161 locations last year, and more than 442,000 electronic certificates were purchased.
-Roads are being constructed in two locations in order to reduce traffic congestion on Naadamchid Avenue. How is the progress of this work?
-The bridge connecting Naadamchid Avenue with Thermal Power Plant-IV will be put into operation on November 30. It is planned to complete the main embankment and paving of the 2.8 km road, and to open the carriageway. However, the paving of the road south of the "Misheel" center has been completed. About 65 percent of the road that went north to "Erel" company, 750 meters of road work related to the company has been stopped according to the court's decision.
MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OF THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF THE CAPITAL CITY