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Serbia in deal for Subotica-Szeged railway line overhaul with Russia's RZD

Author Radomir Ralev
Serbia in deal for Subotica-Szeged railway line overhaul with Russia's RZD Source: Serbian Government

BELGRADE (Serbia), June 14 (SeeNews) – Serbia has signed a contract for the reconstruction of its section of the railway line linking Subotica to Hungary's Szeged with a consortium comprising Russian company RZD International and Serbia's Karin Komerc, the government in Belgrade said.

The consortium placed the sole bid, worth 10.2 billion dinars ($105.1 million/86.7 million euro), in a tender for the overhaul of the railway line carried out in April, the Serbian government said in a statement on Saturday.

The contract envisages the upgrade of the 26.6 km-long railway section for speeds of up to 120 km/h, of the Palic, Backi Vinogradi and Horgos railway station buildings, as well as the overhaul of 13 level crossings and two underpasses.

In October, the Serbian government said it hoped to complete the project for the overhaul of the Subotica-Szeged cross-border railway line by the middle of 2022.

Hungary plans to build additional sections of the railway line, linking Szeged to Hodmezovasarhely, Bekescsaba, and Baja, while the line can also connect to the Belgrade-Budapest railway, which is currently under reconstruction in the framework of the China-Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) cooperation initiative, the Serbian infrastructure ministry said in 2019.

(1 euro = 117.643 dinars)