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by Alexandr Avanesov
Railway is a facility of increased danger and calls to follow the safety arrangements, representative of the CJSC "South Caucasus Railway", Armen Petrosyan, said at today's press-conference.
He said that 21 cases of runover and 7 cases of crash against motor transport were fixed for nine months of 2013.
He also added that 28 cases of runover cattle were registered in 2012, and the loss of the SCR amounted to 1,75 mln drams.
The company has been taking all the measures to ensure safety. In particular, a programme on requirement and repairing of the railway crossings is being implemented. The company always implements events to find shortcomings and irregularities at the railway crossings, it always holds technical training courses for safety inspectors,etc.
CJSC "South Caucasian Railway" is a 100% subsidiary of JSC "Russian Railways" and provides concession management of Armenian railroads. CJSC "Armenian Railways" was referred to the concession management to the company "SCR" according to the Concession Agreement signed on February 13, 2008. The term of the concession management is 30 years with possible extension for another 10 years.