Press service of the Central Military District: the military completed more than 60% of the work on the reconstruction of the second branch of the BAM

YEKATERINBURG, August 10 — Military railway workers of the Central Military District completed more than 60 percent of the reconstruction of the second branch of the Baikal-Amur Railway (BAM) in the Far East, the press service of the Central Military District reports.

“Servicemen of the railway formations of the Central Military District completed more than 60 percent of the annual work plan during the reconstruction of the site in the area of ​​responsibility on the Baikal-Amur Railway,” the report says.

It is specified that the military personnel of three railway brigades of the military district are involved in the construction of the section of the second branch from the Miroshnichenko railway siding to the Fevralsk station. Their tasks for 2022 include the construction of four sidings on the Skalisty-Chervinka, Drogoshevsk-Skalisty, Dugda-Nora, Tungala-Kamnega sections, as well as double-track inserts on the Kamnega-Tangomen section, 2.1 kilometers long and the Razhezd 2905-Nora section, 5.5 kilometers.

In total, about 750 military personnel and more than 400 units of special equipment of the Central Military District were involved in the reconstruction of the second branch of the BAM, the military department added.

BAM is a railway in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, the second main (along with the Trans-Siberian Railway) railway access of Russia to the Pacific Ocean. Connects Taishet and Soviet Harbor. The total length is now 4.3 thousand kilometers. BAM and Transsib are operating at the capacity limit.

As Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu noted, the reconstruction of the eastern branch of the BAM will increase the transport capabilities of Eastern Siberia, increase the capacity of the highway and the volume of transit traffic.

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