The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line, one reason for expanding the geostrategic significance of Azerbaijan with a length of 826 kilometers and interfacing three countries, is understanding various needs to accomplish the put forth objectives.

Emil Ahmadov, the top of the freight transportation department at Azerbaijan Railroads CJSC (ADY), announced that on May 20, a train involving 20 compartments was dispatched to Georgia. He featured that the 184-kilometer part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail route line, an essential fragment of the Center Passage, has been finished, empowering the initiation of freight transportation along this course from May 20.

Ahmadov referenced the designs to lay out a joint endeavor between the legislatures of Azerbaijan and Georgia to deal with the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line, with endeavors underway to foster the plan of action of this endeavor as a team with an international counseling firm. The point is to improve freight volume and cultivate the advancement of the BTK line.

He framed that the joint endeavor’s essential obligations incorporate executing all assignments connected with the undertaking, setting duties for freight transportation, managing freight transportation activities, and tending to functional difficulties exhaustively.

Also, Ahmadov featured ADY’s endeavors to work with freight transportation between Focal Asian and European nations by means of the Center Hallway through standard on location gatherings with business visionaries and close cooperation with rail route organizations and transport organizations in these districts. Besides, ADY has laid out associations with freight administrators in Europe to work with the transportation of products from European countries to Focal Asia through the Center Hall.

With respect to freight transportation by rail, Ahmadov noticed a huge expansion lately, refering to that in 2019, 3.8 million tons of travel freight were shipped, arriving at 6.8 million tons in 2023. Besides, he underlined a 14 percent increment on the way freight transportation volume in January-April of the ongoing year contrasted with a similar period last year. Moreover, the principal quarter of the ongoing year saw a 10 percent ascend on the way freight transportation along the East-West passageway, including the BTK course.

We looked for a well-qualified assessment to give replies to inquiries concerning the significance of the 184-kilometer section of the railroad and its advantages, as well as the purposes behind the expansion in freight volume as of late. While responding to questions, the master additionally addressed explicit drives and procedures to draw in additional freight administrators and increment the use of rail transport for cargo between European countries and Focal Asia through the Center Passage.

Addressing Azernews Azerbaijani financial specialist Eldeniz Amirov expressed that while examining the possibilities and capability of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line, underscored the significance of momentarily surveying its set of experiences for a more precise understanding.

“Albeit the primary rail line in Azerbaijan was laid in the late nineteenth 100 years, it underwent a long improvement way and at last arrived at its present status. In particular, when we take a gander at the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line, after the contention among Azerbaijan and Armenia in 1993, the Qars-Gyumri-Tbilisi railroad was briefly detached. Accordingly, the development of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line was required as an elective course. Consequently, in 2005, a three sided understanding was endorsed between Azerbaijan, Turkiye, and Georgia in regards to the rail line. In any case, its execution was deferred for quite a while. The explanations behind this were pressures looked by Azerbaijan. The West believed that this railroad should a go through Armenian area. Nonetheless, Azerbaijan demanded passionately on carrying out this task unilaterally without including Armenia. The contention among Russia and Georgia likewise impeded the fruition of this undertaking for some time. The execution time frame was broadened a few times over various periods. The kickoff of the said railroad occurred in 2017.”

As per him, it was difficult to envision the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line without the Baku International Exchange Port; their foundations were being made and grown simultaneously. In this way, the launch of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line straightforwardly began from the Baku International Exchange Port September 2017.

With regards to the significance of finishing the 184-kilometer segment of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail line, the master takes note of that it is beyond the realm of possibilities to dependably ship huge volumes of freight with an obsolete rail route line.

“Accordingly, it is basic to make a foundation that answers current necessities, and this framework ought to be made along the whole railroad hallway to guarantee more solid supplies. With respect to insights for the period from 2017 to 2022, after the passageway became functional, it ought to be noticed that during that period, 1,347,585 tons of freight were shipped. Taking a gander at the potential, we see that this is a tiny figure. Here, moving 5 million tons of freight in the principal stage and as much as 17 million tons in the ensuing phase is imagined.”

E. Amirov accepts that this will consider a further expansion in the volume of shipped merchandise through unilateral upgrade of specialized capacities, height of monetary participation, and execution of new mechanical, imaginative methodologies in the long haul.

“The Russia-Ukraine war additionally molded the expansions toward this path, as most of merchandise going through the northern piece of the Caspian Ocean and Russian region were given inclination by operations organizations to travel through the focal course, which further expanded the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line,” he added.

With regards to the drive connected with the extension of the Center Passageway, a financial expert expressed that the culmination of the previously mentioned 184-kilometer segment fix, readiness of another idea for the Center Hall, and plan of a system for giving unified traditions benefits all add to upgrading the capability of this passage over the long haul.

“The production of a joint foundation for the management of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail route line will empower legitimate coordination. It will give an opportunity to exact examination of existing issues, taking into consideration more deft reactions and faster goal of distinguished issues inside a more limited period. Moreover, taking into account the rail route line goes through different countries, it will work with the harmonization of the lawful system in a unified course. In particular, it will add to guaranteeing straightforwardness,” the master closed.

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