OREANDA-NEWS. A working meeting of Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, and Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, took place at the Gazprom headquarters today.

The parties discussed the development of railway infrastructure in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as part of the prospective Northern Latitudinal Railway project.

The Northern Latitudinal Railway project provides for the construction of the Obskaya – Salekhard – Nadym – Pangody – Novy Urengoy – Korotchaevo railroad line stretching for 707 kilometers. The new railway will connect the Severnaya and Sverdlovskaya railroads, thus shortening the transport routes between the fields in the northern areas of Western Siberia and the seaports in the Baltic, White, Barents and Kara Seas.