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Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia Zorana Mihajlović has visited the largest railway construction site of the country
Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure in the Government of Serbia Zorana Mihajlović visited RZD International construction sites on the Belgrad – Budapest railway line.

On Tuesday, September 4, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia Ms. Zorana Mihajlović, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Serbia Aleksander Chepurin, Acting General Director of the JSC Serbian Railways Infrastructure Miroljub Jevtich and other honorable guests inspected the construction sites of RZD International in Chortanovci. There, the Russian company is performing construction works of the tunnel and the viaduct in the floodplain of the Danube river.

Inspection of the site started at the northern mouth of the tunnel. The total length of the two bores of the tunnel is about 2.2 km. Construction is under way in 4 locations simultaneously, heading from both the northern and the southern mouths of the tunnel. The construction method used is the New Austrian Method. To date, 350 meters of the calotte section of the tunnel have been completed. 

Then Director of the RZD International Project Mr. V. Milentievic told the delegation about the construction of the viaduct, where concreting of the first of the 59 piers has just been finished. These piers will form the foundation of the whole structure. The length of this double-track railway bridge, which is unique to Serbia, reaches 3 km.

It was noticed during the inspection, that this construction area includes the largest and the most difficult objects on the Belgrade-Budapest railway line. Moreover, the construction of the viaduct is done on a section where the mountains join with the lowland area near the Danube river. This requires implementation of high-end technical solutions, most of which are innovative for railway construction in Europe. Upon completion of the works, which is scheduled for 2021, the train speed on the section will increase up to 200 km/h.

RZD International is now working on the construction of the Cortanovci tunnel and of a double-track viaduct in the floodplain of the Danube river. The works are done under the Additional Agreement 3.1 to the main Contract. The contractual price of the Agreement is approximately $338 Mln.

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Date of publication: 04.09.2018

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