We are closer than ever to getting a subway, the say, and the first phase of the first line will cost EUR 1.8 billion, a sum which makes the realization of this project seem a bit more far-fetched.
Of course, there’s Prokop
, a nebulous point of urban planning in Belgrade and Serbian passenger railways. Even now, 43 years after its construction started, we’re hearing about how it is to be completed in three years.
Interestingly enough, this year, intercity railways are not on the Top 10 list, although one of them, currently under construction, should allow the highest speed in Serbia so far, 200 km/h. It seems that people have long since lost the habit of traveling by train.
The second spot belongs to what appears to be the most absurd project: the expansion of the Belgrade Airport
in the year of Covid-19. The number of passengers dropped from around 6 million in 2019 to around 2 million, but – and this is why it’s good when it is a private investor, rather than the state, that shoulders the risk – the concessionaires from France hope for a new spring for Europe and the whole world, for which they will need a capacity of around 15 million.