In the Altai region will be created a new test center to rail transport
The new test center in the Altai region will be created to evaluate the safety of railway infrastructure. Valentin Gapanovich, senior vice president of OJSC «RZD», the chairman of the Committee on railway engineering Russian Engineering Union, President of NP «OPZHT»:
- Any railway equipment, whether it's rolling stock or infrastructure (rails, sleepers), subject to mandatory conformity assessment on safety. To do this, it must be tested. We have several such centers in the Russian Federation. We decided here at the site of «Altaivagon» in conjunction with the manufacturers of freight cars to create a landfill, where they will be tested samples of the new railway equipment. Will also confirm the safety of railway equipment already released. I think this project we implement a maximum of 1.5-2 years.
Mr. Gapanovich said: the realization of the project will require a relatively small investment. I suppose that our Kazakh colleagues in the Customs Union, which plan to create at the same test center, support our idea. I think it will respond and the Russian machine-building industry, which is interested not to drive cars across the country in Adygea, and would be interested in a joint project here in Altai, where the production of these cars is carried out.
Supposed to sel ect the test section of track where the required minimum cost.
The project new test center creation received a positive assessment fr om the Governor of Altai region Alexandr Karlin.
- We are happy to any investment, the more it will be an investment in the innovation sphere. We obtain a test center for contemporary format, which will determine the development of the railway sector in the decades ahead», - said the Governor.