The mayor of Kazan checked the readiness of the road services to operate in winter mode
Today the road
services of Kazan switched to a winter mode. A total of 550 units of snow removal
equipment will be involved in the cleaning out of the city this winter,
including 132 combined road machines and 103 tractor collectors. The mayor of
Kazan Ilsur Metshin checked the readiness for the winter operation of the
municipal unitary enterprise “Gorvodzelenkhoz”, which is responsible for the
maintenance of roads among four general contractors. During a press tour with
the participation of the local media, the mayor checked the operation of the
new equipment and talked to the employees.
«Snow will not
Municipal unitary enterprise “Gorvodzelenkhoz” is
responsible for the maintenance of roads with an area of 7 million square
meters on the territory of Vakhitovsky and Privolzhsky districts of the city.
The chief engineer of the enterprise Radik Sattarov reported to the mayor that
the enterprise is ready for a winter mode. 30 combined road vehicles, 33
tractor collectors, 21 loaders and 7 snow loaders will provide the cleanliness
of roads in the districts. "Snow will not be a surprise for us-we receive a
daily information about the weather conditions from forecasters. Today, some of
our machines are still working in the summer mode, the conversion of combined
road machines is actively continuing, in which the watering system is changed
to a spoil system", - Sattarov said. In addition, this year the company's vehicle
fleet was increased with 9 mini-tractors and 3 city cat sweepers.
The flexibility of the new equipment was evaluated by
the head of the Executive Committee of Kazan Denis Kalinkin, who participated
in the inspection.
«From Kazan to Helsinki»
Deputy head of the Executive Committee – Chairman of
the Committee of land improvement Igor Kulyazhev, showed the mayor of Kazan a
new special equipment and said that for the winter season for cleaning out the
city was additionally purchased 25 mini-tractors and 10 specialized sidewalk
machines suitable for year-round operation. "Last year, there were many
complaints about the condition of the sidewalks. This year we have taken
appropriate measures, now all pedestrian sidewalks, tourist routes will be cleaned
by mini-tractors. This will improve the maintenance of the road network",
- said I.Kulyazhev and added that this winter the equipment will clean from the
snow 1900 km of roads – the distance from Kazan to Helsinki.
The mayor of Kazan noted that the new equipment
purchased with the support of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan will
be able not only to maintain bus stops, sidewalks, but also tourist routes, as
well as public spaces of the city.
«Ready for winter»
The deicing material was purchased - 15 thousand tons
of sand-salt mixture and 2 thousand 600 tons of reagent. In total, 75 thousand
tons of sand-and-salt mixture and 6.5 thousand tons of reagent were purchased
for the deicing of city roads. At the end of the year it is planned to purchase
another 13 thousand tons of reagent, explained I. Kulyazhev
"All enterprises are ready. The ice is crucial
for traffic, given the fact that the number of cars is growing, but the
coordinated work of enterprises allows us to cope with the tasks that the
weather imposes to us, – I.Metshin said. – We are ready for any snow attack,
but we need to understand that no one promises to catch a snow on the fly – any
road has a standard cleaning time, which in Kazan was set strictly".