The Government of Georgia made a decision to resume the construction project of railway bypassing Tbilisi, so that the country’s main railway will run outside the boundaries of the capital city.
According to the government decree published on its official website, the state-owned Partners Fund and The Georgian Railways JSC were given an assignment to complete this project, which had been suspended for the period of 22 months. The deadline is summer 2018.
Over the course of four months, Tbilisi city administration will have to agree the decision on this project implementation, which was enhanced on a basis of the new engineering and project study.
Construction of the railway bypassing Tbilisi was started in 2010, but in mid-July of 2013, the project was suspended due to the issues connected with its profitability. In particular, initially, the project was estimated at $300m, but later its cost grew up $350m.