Kazakhstan: Railway Transportation Agency to issue new rules

Kazakhstan is considering new rules for the transport of passenger trains, including restrictions on their movement through restricted areas, according to the country’s railway transportation agency.

The transport agency’s executive director, Zafar Mammadov, told reporters Thursday that the agency had received a request from the Ministry of Transport and Transportation for a regulation to be published soon.

Mammadov did not specify when the rule would be published.

A similar regulation was issued in February by Kazakhstan’s rail transportation ministry.

Mazdarbekat Khimki, deputy head of the ministry’s transport department, told state-run media that the new rules were necessary to ensure safety and ensure the safety of the public.

The railway transportation authority issued a notice on May 18 to local transportation authorities, saying they would be obliged to adopt new regulations in the coming weeks.