News – Serbia is building the first high-speed line in Southeast Europe – August 9, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said today that railway modernisation would enable Serbia to become an indispensable route in rail transport. Russian Railways will contribute to joint projects.
In a statement to Radio Television of Serbia ( RTS ), Mihajlovic said that Serbia and Russia have not only friendly relations but also excellent economic cooperation, especially in the area of infrastructure.
According to her, the fact is the fact that together we realize the biggest railway project in Europe, the construction of the section from Stara Pazova to Novi Sad, which will be part of the first high-speed railway in Jugoistočnoj Europe .
She stressed that it is important for Serbia to modernize the entire railway Corridor 10 and to better connect to the south and to northern Macedonia and Greece.
Serbia is also preparing new projects to work with Russian Railways.
Construction of a new dispatch centre on the railway will begin next year, and project documentation for the continuation of the reconstruction of the bar, from Valjevo to the border with Montenegro, where work is expected to begin in 2021, Mihajlovic announced.
It is today, in the company of president and the Republic Aleksandr a Vučić a , visited a construction site of the viaduct “Čortanovci”, on the section Stara Pazova-Novi Sad, a visit was also attended by Prime Minister Igor Mirović and Russian Ambassador to Serbia Aleksandar Botsan Харченко.
The modernization and construction of the two-lane Stara Pazova-Novi Sad railway, including the construction of the “Čortanovci” tunnel and viaduct, is being carried out by the Russian company RZD International, and the project is funded by a Russian loan for the modernisation of Serbian railways.
The ” Čortanovci ” tunnel and viaduct are one of the largest investment and infrastructure construction sites in this part of Europe.
The viaduct will be 2.9 km long and will carry 59 pillars, the highest of which will be 28 metres. In addition to the viaduct, two tunnel tubes, each with one track, each 1.2 km in length, are being constructed in this section.
Work on the construction of the Čortanovci viaduct and tunnel began on August 11, 2017. The deadline for completion is 52 months and the value of the work is $337.6 million.
Source: Government of Serbia