The Russian government will allocate 40 billion rubles this year for the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway, which will become part of the Europe-Western China international corridor.
The track should be commissioned in the first quarter of 2024, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.
He said that 93 billion rubles will be allocated for the development of the road network in the country in 2021, 45 billion of which will go to the modernization of federal highways, and about 8 billion rubles – to upgrade roads in five regions, TASS reports.
It was planned to complete the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway in 2027. However, later Mishustin ordered to build a road in 2024 and then extend the section of the route to Yekaterinburg. The total funding for this project is over 650 billion rubles.
According to Avtodor, travel along the Moscow-Kazan highway with a length of 800 kilometers will cost car drivers 2.5 rubles per kilometer. Thus, the approximate cost of travel from Kazan will be 1600 rubles, the journey will take 6.5 hours.