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Senate approves amendments to the agreement with Russia on railway transportations

by May 25, 2017 Legal

The Senate of the Parliament ratified the protocol between Kazakhstan and Russia on legal regulation and organization of railway transport.

Today, during the plenary session of the Chamber, the Deputies adopted the draft bill On Ratification of the Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the Specifics of Legal Regulation of the Activities of Enterprises, Institutions and Organizations of Railway Transport of October 18, 1996.

The protocol covers the procedure for state border crossing of passenger and freight trains going non-stop on railway areas placed under management of the parties. Thus, non-stop trains will not be subject to checks by the border services. These norms will reduce the time of passenger delivery in one direction from 36 hours to 23 hours, � Minister of Investments and Development Zhenis Kassymbek said presenting the bill.

In addition, according to the Minister, the protocol provides for the regulation of issues of opening and closing stations for carrying out cargo operations in the areas of one state located in the territory of another state. It also regulates the organization of passenger transportation in border regions.

Ratification of the protocol allows residents of the border regions of Kazakhstan to pass through the territory of the Russian Federation without being subject to border control.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan