Natural materials of the Russian deposits are used in the improvement of the territory near the Tekstilshchiki station of the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro, according to Mr. Andrey Bochkarev, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Urban Planning and Construction.

The Mosinzhproekt Group of Companies is a general designer and general contractor for the construction of new lines and stations of the Moscow Metro.

“A special improvement project is underway around all the BCL stations under construction, taking into account the district and passengers’ needs and using domestic materials mainly. In particular, the granite paving is being carried out near the BCL Tekstilshchiki station using granite mined at the Mansurovsky deposit in the Republic of Bashkortostan”, noted Mr. Andrey Bochkarev.

According to him, more than 13 thousand square metres had already been improved in the pedestrian zones.

Mr. Yuri Kravtsov, CEO, Mosinzhproekt JSC, specified that the total area to be improved was more than 3 hectares.

“The creation of public space near the BCL Tekstilshchiki station also includes the arrangement of intercepting parking for 81 vehicles, 10 of which are for disabled people “, specified Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

He added that during the spring next year, the landscaping would be completed by laying more than 13 thousand square metres of rolled lawn, flower beds and planting trees and shrubs. The arrangement of topsoil continues over the entire area for the future lawn laying.

“In addition, there will be bicycle parkings and benches – about 200 small architectural forms will be installed in total. The lighting poles of the Boulevard type are being installed to illuminate the area”, specified Mr. Yuri Kravtsov.

The eastern BCL section with a total length of 11 km includes four stations: Klenovy Bulvar, Nagatinsky Zaton, Pechatniki and Tekstilshchiki. Its opening will improve transport accessibility for a number of districts in the southeast of Moscow.

The creation of the Big Circle Line is the main project of the Moscow Metro construction. Its length will exceed 70 km, and it will accommodate 31 stations, 22 of which are already open to passengers.

On 30 December, Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, performed a technical launch of the eastern section of the Big Circle Line of the Moscow Metro.

“Congratulations on a great event in the Moscow Metro, the completion of the last section of the Big Circle Line, which is the largest project in the world of circle metro lines and the largest project in the Moscow Metro history”, stated Mr. Sergei Sobyanin.