The preparatory works for the new bus station in Block 42 in New Belgrade began on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
, and 20,000 cubic meters of construction waste will be removed in the next month to a month and a half, Beoinfo reports.
Mayor of Belgrade Sinisa Mali took a tour of the site today.
– The station will be unique in Europe, as it will accommodate intercity, intermunicipality and tourist transport. It will have 13,000 m2, and the value of the works amounts to around EUR 25 million. The City of Belgrade is investing the land, and the company Beogradska Autobuska Stanica is investing the money. In about 18 months, this location will feature a new, modern bus station
– Mali said.
Director General of CIP, Milutin Ignjatovic, pointed out that the new bus station will be the biggest one in Europe and emphasized that it would have over 50 platforms and 70 parking spaces for buses.
– The Institute of Transportation CIP has designed the future bus station and it will adhere to all the European standards. It will be the best, most beautiful bus station in Europe – Ignjatovic said.
Architect Vladimir Lojanica, who won first prize at the international contest for the project of the bus and railway station, pointed out that this would be a huge transportation hub, which would encompass both bus and rail traffic.
– In addition to the station building, it will feature commercial facilities on an area of 180,000 m2
, to be built in stages. The station building itself, which will have 13,000 m2 and whose design will fit into the modernist ambiance of New Belgrade, will be a new symbol of this part of the city. These are objects which will help unload traffic routes with its functional solutions and enable smooth bus station operations, with spacious platforms and squares, which will allow for a better orientation and movements through the bus station – Lojanica said.
Director General of BAS, Andjelko Mucibabic, called this a historical moment, as the current bus station has been operating for 51 years now.
– I am satisfied with the beginning of the construction of the new facility and I hope that all future users will be satisfied with the new facility and the quality of service. We will justify the trust we've been given and strive to represent the station the best we can – Mucibabic said.
Let us remind that the job has been put in charge of a group of local companies
, headed by Bauwesen Lazarevac and including CIP, Meta Balkan, Geomehanika and Krip Inzenjering.