Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   23 March

Yerevan gets rid of prehistoric ‘marshrutkas’

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 15, ARMENPRESS. Yerevan will decommission 450 public microbuses, known as marshrutkas, from 2020, Mayor Hayk Marutyan told reporters today.

The marshrutkas are Russian-made Gazel vans which lack modern safety requirements.

“The law envisages a 15-year commissioning of these microbuses. And only next year 450 microbuses will be de-commissioned from the network, when daily nearly 900 are serving Yerevan,” he said.

The mayor says the City Hall is currently on the way of solving the problem.

“We are currently trying to urgently solve these issues. If we say that the new network will be ready in two years, it leaves us only to understand what we are gonna do during these two years. There are several ways to solve the issue, we will take the most optimal solution,” he said.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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