January 26 (SeeNews) - Slovenia's government approved a proposal to dismantle an existing section of the Koper-Divaca railway line as part of a project for the construction of a second track, it said.
The existing tracks on the Koper-Presnica section will be removed and replaced with a bicycle track in a bid to ensure the safety of the Rizana water reservoir, which represents the main source of drinking water for the entire Slovenian coastal area, the government said earlier this week.
Earlier this month, Slovenia's government extended the deadline for the construction of a second track of the Divaca-Koper railway line by six months to the middle of 2026 from the end of 2025. The government also increased the investment value of the remaining works to 1.027 billion euro ($1.119 billion) from 940 million euro and excluded the opportunity of receiving financing from countries in the hinterland of Koper port.
The project for the construction of the second track of the railway line envisages the construction of a 27 km second track, 75% of which consists of tunnels.
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