Six stations on the blue line of the metro in Kyiv, which were closed for repairs due to depressurization of the tunnel and flooding of the section, will continue to operate as a shelter in case of air raids. However, they will first be checked for safety.
The decision on this was made at a meeting of the State Commission on Technogenic-Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction Alexander Kubrakov, Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Klimenko and Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko.
The commission found that there is a potential threat of a man-made emergency. Therefore, it was decided to conduct an additional security check of closed metro stations.
We are talking about the stations "Teremki", "Ippodrom", "Exhibition Center", "Vasilkovskaya", "Goloseevskaya" and "Demeyevskaya".
“At the same time, it was decided that the stations and lobbies of the closed branch can be used as shelter during an air raid. The relevant departments have been instructed to conduct an additional check of the safety of such shelters,” the commission said in a statement.
The message also notes that ground transport will operate in Kyiv, which will duplicate the routes of closed stations.
Yesterday, December 8, train traffic between the Demeevskaya and Teremki metro stations in Kyiv was closed. The reason for this was the depressurization of the metro tunnel, so the section was closed for repairs.
The Kyiv City State Administration reported that ground transport will operate in the capital, which will duplicate the routes of closed stations.
Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction Alexander Kubrakov noted that the safety of citizens is a priority for the government. Therefore, it was decided to conduct an additional inspection of closed metro stations.
"We understand that the situation is difficult and people need a safe place to go in case of air raids. Therefore, we have decided that the metro stations, which are currently closed for repairs, will continue to operate as shelter. However, we want to make sure that that they are safe for people,” Kubrakov said.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko stressed that ground transport, which will duplicate the routes of closed metro stations, will operate around the clock.
“We understand that it may be inconvenient for residents of the capital to use ground transport instead of the metro. Therefore, we will do everything possible to ensure comfortable travel,” Klitschko said.