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Putin says Russia should increase eastbound rail freight traffic to 180 mln tons

Friday, 09 February 2024 | 01:00

Russia should increase eastbound rail freight traffic to 180 million tons in 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with members of his government on Wednesday.

He did not give details on the current level of traffic, but 158 million tons headed east in 2022 according to Russian Railways figures.

Earlier on Wednesday, Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev told the Federation Council there were plans to increase the capacity of eastbound railways to 210 million tonnes by 2030.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Reuters, Editing by John Davison and Andrew Heavens)

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