Mihajlovic: New motorway and reconstructed railroad

Serbian Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure, Zorana Mihajlovic met with the Bosnian Minister of Communications and Transport, Ismir Jusko to discuss the construction of the Belgrade-Sarajevo motorway.

Minister Jusko pointed out that the project was very important for Bosnia and Herzegovina’s economic development, and added that the preliminary route of the Bosnian segment of the motorway should be revealed in the next month or so.

Mihajlovic and Jusko agreed to form a task force ASAP that would work on the activities regarding the construction of the Belgrade-Sarajevo motorway.

As far as the Serbian railroads go, in the next five years, Russian and Chinese companies will completely reconstruct the railroad between Budapest and Belgrade. The project is divided into three stages, and the technical documents for the middle segment (from Stara Pazova to Novi Sad) have already been drafted. The draft project for the Belgrade-Stara Pazova segment is also finished, and the drafting of the project needed for the contractors to obtain a building permit is pending. Managing Director of the CIP Traffic Institute, Milutin Ignjatovic says that the technical documents for the third segment (Novi Sad – Hungarian border), which will be the easiest to reconstruct, are currently being drafted with the reconstruction due to start in spring.

The aim of the reconstruction of the Belgrade-Budapest railroad, which is 350km long, is to reduce commuting time from the current eight hours to less than three hours, while ensuring that the passengers are safe and sufficiently comfortable.

(Vecernje Novosti, 23.01.2017)


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