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Aidar ABDULKHAKOV, chairman of Transport Committee of the city of Kazan. professional mathematician, Aidar came to transport sphere in 2005. In 2006 he headed the Transport Committee of Kazan, a city of 13 mln. Inhabitants, served by metro, buses, trams and metro. Kazan transport was the first in Russia to implement automated traffic control system based on GPS satellite navigation and to build the stops with electronic displays with real information. Now it is continuing to be among the leaders testing automated vehicles.


  • June 11: Building resilient transport systems in Eurasia during global climate change

    Organisation of public transport operations in the city of Kazan

    Kazan is one of the biggest cities of Russian Federation with population of 1.2 million people, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, rich in energy, industry and scientific resources. Kazan has the youngest metro system on the territory of Eurasia, which was launched in 2005. The city is continuing to develop it by connecting the urban rail in one system for further sustainability. Careful connection of all four modes of transport is based on city route network planning with priority development of metro and trolleybus lines. Such structural approach was tested during big events which regularly take place in Kazan: from Universiade to Football Championship.