The importance of involving citizens in the project of building the Belgrade metro

I think it is very important that let’s include citizens in the “Belgrade Metro” project, said the deputy mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić, as a guest on TV Happy, and added that he will The voting for the choice of the design of the wagons will last until September 15, and then it will be found out what the wagons of the Belgrade metro will look like, when the production of compositions will begin.

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He pointed out that construction of the subway begins in early November, exactly 51 years since the citizens of Belgrade were promised the subway – on December 4, 1970, when the promise was given by the then mayor Branko Pešić.

– We will have two lines, and the design of the first line is currently being completed, which is what the company is doing Egis. The length of the first line is 21.1 kilometers, with 21 stations. In the next week, we will sign a contract for the design of the second line, the construction of which will begin two years later. The first line will be completed in 2028, and the second in 2030. The second line will be 19.2 kilometers long, with also 21 stations – said Vesić.

According to him, the City Bureau of Expertise is currently working on a risk cadastre. As he said, that means that the condition of all buildings on the route is recorded on the entire subway line.

– We want to know the condition of all objects, because they will dig at a depth of up to 60 meters, while the average is 47 meters. The smallest depth will be on Dorcol, about 19 meters, but when the metro stations and the route itself are being built, a risk cadastre must be done because every building must be recorded. Of course, there is insurance if something unforeseen happens, so that any damage can be compensated. Contract with the company Power China we sign in September, and in November the construction of the depot on Makiško polje begins – Vesić added.

He reminded that there is a railway depot on Makiško polje, which was built in the 50s of the last century, so the stories about endangering the water source are not true.

He also added that in addition to the railway depot, there are now fields that are treated with various means for agriculture, and which are certainly more dangerous than organic matter. Now, there are buildings in that area that do not have sewerage, but when the subway is built and all the work is done, we will have a sewerage network, wastewater treatment systems, there will be no more pesticides in the country because that land will be turned into construction land. We will have complete protection of water sources at the European level.

– The metro route was drawn by experts from Faculty of Transportation, Urban Institute of Belgrade, English companies JSP and French companies Egis. There are criticisms that the subway should pass under the Clinical Center, but that is not possible and does not exist anywhere in the world. Namely, the vibrations caused by the passage of the subway can affect various medical devices. In addition, the station “Mostar” is exactly 400 meters away from the Clinical Center. It is planned that there will be an underground entrance in the Clinical Center, where citizens will be able to take the escalator to the metro station or get out. Railway station “Prokop” is connected with BG train, and the third metro line includes “Prokop” – Vesić concluded.

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