The construction of the Belgrade subway is due to start this November, Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesic, has confirmed.
He pointed out that the project will be the result of excellent cooperation between the Government of Serbia and the City of Belgrade, and that the government will pay for the subway because the city authorities could not afford to pay that from the local budget.
As far as the type and design of subway trains go, Belgrade citizens will be allowed to vote for the best solution.
“We are going to open a show room in the city centre, where citizens will be able to see details regarding the subway. The most important thing is to start with the drilling operations in downtown Belgrade. Much of that has already been done on the first line’s route and now the time is to start construction in the city centre, from the Republic Square onwards,” he said.
The Forensic Evaluation Institute has been inspecting older buildings along the route to determine their condition, while the Institute for the Protection of Monuments does the same for the protected buildings. “It remains to be seen what kind of protection measures (for the buildings) we are going to apply during the subway’s construction,” Vesic pointed out.
He went on to say that the first subway line should be completed by 2028 and the second by 2030.
(Srbija Danas, 09.05.2021)
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