20 Mar '09
Ekaterinburg-based Uralgiprotrans, the firm carrying out the feasibility study on construction of a bypass rail line in Perm krai, today said it estimated the cost of the project at $1.8bn.
The length of the new line, from Kukushtan (South of Perm) to Pibanshur (South-East) is to reach 223km, the report added.
Under plans, four stations and six loop tracks are to be set up.
The project timeframes have yet to be announced. The project payback term is estimated at around 15 years.