RZD International, the Russian Railways engineering and construction company, has built the first kilometer of the new high-speed railway in Serbia, which connects the Serbian towns of Stara Pazova and Indjija, according to SeeNews, a news portal on South-Eastern Europe.
The seven-kilometer railway is a section that connects the Serbian capital of Belgrade with the capital of Hungary — Budapest. The implementation of the project will increase the maximum speed of the trains up to 200 km/h, the website reports with reference to the Russian company.
Within the framework of the project, RZD International will build a double-track railway line, as well as a number of bridges and overpasses. In addition, the Russian company will construct a new station Beshka with pedestrian crossings as well as will repair stations in several Serbian towns.
Construction activities on the site were launched in March 2018. Currently, 170 people and more than 100 units of building machinery are involved in the project.
Earlier, the Serbian government approved the allocation of funds in the amount of 247.9 million euros to finance the reconstruction of the Stara Pazova-Novi Sad section of the Belgrade-Budapest railway line, passing through the territory of Serbia.