Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan plan to resume train connection
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are discussing resumption of train connecting between Uzbek capital of Tashkent and Issyk-Kul which is the main tourist destination in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Transport and Roads Minister Zhamshidbek Kalilov told KyrTAG.
Tashkent- Issyk-Kul- Tashkent tourist train connection was stopped after clashes between ethnic Kyrgyzs and Uzbeks in Southern Kyrgyzstan in 2010. It was resumed for summer period in 2015, but did not operate in 2016.
Kalilov said that the train connection is planned to be resumed in summer period. The exact date of the train launch has not been approved yet.
The railway administrations of the two countries are working on the work schedule of the train, he said, adding that the issue of pricing is being considered by the Uzbek side.