In the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur Sultan, public transport ridership is rising. Bus transport revenue stood at KZT40.2bn (84,42 million euro) or 90% of the total revenue gained from passenger services, 27% of all revenue, as Kazakhstan website Kazinform reports.
During January-May of 2022, the revenues of the companies of motor and city electric transport stood at KZT148.9bn (312,7 million euro), 35.4% more than in the same perdio in 2021. Cargo transportation profits were up 39.5% over the year, up to KZT104.2bn (218,4 million euro), while passenger traffic revenues were up 26.6%, up to KZT44.6bn (93,6 million euro), Ranking.kz reports. Taxi traffic revenues were estimated at KZT1.8bn (3,8 million euro), up 5.8%. Passenger transportation stood at 2.7 billion people in Jan-May this year, rising by 16% in a year.
Public transport ridership was 1.8bn passengers, taxi ridership - 881.8mln, trolleybus ridership - 13.1mln, and tram ridership - 12.2mln. Passenger traffic rose 16.3% to 29.6bn passenger-kilometres over the five months of this year. Motor and city electric transport carried 1.12bn tons of cargo and luggage in January-May of 2022, up 1.6%. Cargo turnover stood at 52.7bn tkm, down 1.2%. Nur-Sultan is the capital city of Kazakhstan and was previously known as Astana. Its population is just above one million people.