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Servicemen of the railway formations of the Eastern Military District (VVO) at the reconstruction site of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) near the village of Verkhnezeysk in the Amur Region are working on the development of excavations at a site over three kilometers. At the moment, the total volume of rocky soil is over 60 thousand cubic meters.

The BAM reconstruction works at the Ulak-Verkhnezeysk site are replete with soils with medium strength, such as shale, granite and certain types of limestone, which appears at a high level of groundwater.

Heavy equipment is additionally involved in the work. In particular, heavy bulldozers equipped with openers are used. They blow up the soil with their driving, which is further developed by excavators.

In addition, the military cleared the area from forest plantations for over six kilometers. At the same time, a road-side road was dumped for about seven kilometers, the construction of which consumed 30 thousand cubic meters of rocky soil.

In April, the Russian Ministry of Defense began construction of the second BAM track on the 340 km section from Ulak to Fevralsk. Two railway brigades of the Air Defense Forces were involved in the work.

BAM is a railway in Eastern Siberia and the Far East, the second main (along with the Trans-Siberian Railway) railway access of Russia to the Pacific Ocean. Connects Taishet and Sovetskaya Gavan. The total length is 4.3 thousand km. BAM and Transsib are operating at the capacity limit, they are being modernized.

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