Yerevan City Hall is trying to solve the traffic problem and save the capital from eternal traffic jams
Two metro stations will connect the centre of Yerevan with the residential areas of Achapnyak and Davidashen.
The chief architect of the city intends to reintroduce a cable car to the capital city as well, which previously connected the centre of the capital with the Nor Nork district.
New metro stations
The chief architect of Yerevan, Artur Meschyan, announced yesterday in his address for his 100 days in office that the project to build a metro line in Achapnyak has already been launched. The line will later be extended to the metropolitan area of Davidashen.
The new metro station will lighten the road traffic in the area.
Meschyan stated that investors have already come forward and that a plan has been developed, with 150 million drams already put down.
Yerevan Metro was founded in 1981. Currently there are only 12 metro stations in Yerevan –all of them built during the Soviet era.
New cable car in Yerevan
Meschyan also announced the construction of a new cable car, which will connect the centre of Yerevan with the Nor Nork district. He also noted that the cable car would be completed faster than the construction of the metro stations, given that it needs more modest funding.
The cable car will have cabs of 12-14 seats.
“Since there is no way to extend the subway in this direction, a cable car will be the best solution to the problem.”
There used to be a cable car in Yerevan which operated between 1967 and 2004, and was used by up to 500 people per day.
Cleaning up Yerevan
Meschyan also noted in his address that Yerevan will be cleared from the web of electrical wires and gas pipes across the city, which he pointed to as one of the capital’s most pressing problems.
However, Meschyan noted that burying them underground and reconnecting everything is a rather difficult endeavor.
“[We plan to cover them] with stone, and this problem can be solved. Yerevan should be cleaned of the web of electrical wires and gas pipes. ”
Who is Meschyan?
Artur Meschyan was first known in Armenia as a musician. He composed a number of songs that are still favorites among many generations. He is also known as an active citizen.