Donetsk, Jul 14 — DAN. Novorossiya Railway will employ workers of the railway companies in the new regions, Russia’s rail transport authority told the Donetsk News Agency.

“The Personnel of Donetsk Railways, Lugansk Railways, Kherson Railways, Melitopol Railways and the Donbass Railways crossborder concern will get jobs with the new operator, including through job transfers, ” the Federal Agency for Rail Transport said.

The administration of the federal state-owned unitary enterprise will decide on the precise number of staff.

Under Russian government resolution, Novorossiya Railways assumes property rights to the infrastructure of the above companies.

The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that Novorossiya Railways would be able to operate at break-even by 2027. Russian officials said that consolidated management of railways in the new regions would enhance the quality of transport services and reduce aggregate costs.*jk