The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, inaugurated this Wednesday the new circular line of the Moscow Metro, which aims to decongest the existing lines of underground transport.
In the same way, this new line will improve the quality of life of many city residents, because they will be able to save travel time.
“Today nine stations of the Great Circular Line are opening,” said the president, by videoconference, quoted by RT news.
During the ceremony, he pointed out that with this inauguration a great construction project that had been planned for the city of Moscow was completed.
He also explained that the plans to build this ring date back to the Soviet period.
This new circular line – Putin explained – became “the largest underground metro circuit in the world”, surpassing China with the Beijing metro.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin was also at the activity, noting that this project was the “biggest and most difficult” in the history of the construction of an underground transportation system.
“They worked in the most difficult conditions,” he said.
With 70 kilometers in length, the new circular line of the Moscow metro covers 31 stations, leaving in second place another famous ring, the 57-kilometre line 2 of the Beijing metro.