Meanwhile, only one railway route links Moscow with Chechnya-regular trains bound for Gudermes, the republic's second-largest city. There is every chance now to prolong the route to Grozny, whose terminus has restored two ticket offices, which can start work any day.
The conferees will also appraise prospects to revive regular suburban routes from Grozny to Gudermes and Prokhladny.
Close on ninety passenger cars perished in the stormy Chechen developments of the preceding ten years. Other things are not so black-a depot has survived in a decent state in Gudermes, and is quite able to serve Moscow-Grozny and suburban trains.
Passenger safety remains the worst problem for today. It takes an escort armoured train chockfull of soldiers to ensure safe passage in Chechnya, the way it is now, says the release.