Russia started constructing a railroad that will connect Rostov-on-Don and cities in Russia’s Zaporozhye region and will pass through Donetsk and Melitopol, Zaporozhye region governor Yevgeny Balitsky told reporters on November 5.
Balitsky explained how it is planned to connect the Zaporozhye region with the rest of Russia. According to him, the current railroad, which runs along the town of Pologi, through Kamysh-Zarya to Volnovakha, is unsafe and outdated.
“The second project, the construction of which has already started from the Donetsk side, is a railroad that will run from Akimovka to Rostov via Berdyansk and Mariupol,” RIA Novosti quoted Balitsky as saying.
According to him, further construction should start from the opposite end – from Akimovka, which, being a major railroad hub, is located southwest of Melitopol.
The region’s governor noted that the new road should have a significant impact on the development of the regional economy. It will solve several problems at once. First and foremost, according to him, even one railroad line without electric traction (diesel locomotive) will solve the problems of the military.
“And, most importantly, it solves the issue of exporting grain to the continent, exporting iron ore, scrap, coal and many elements that we need to connect with the big earth today. Because it takes much time to drive across the Crimean bridge, but also today the bridge is a high-risk object,” Balitsky emphasized.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency