Source: eKapija | Tuesday, 21.09.2021.| 15:42
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Installation of Smart Traffic Management Systems at Belgrade Intersections Postponed by Three Years

The installation of the adaptable zone-based system of traffic management at 322 Belgrade intersections has been postponed by three years.

The City of Belgrade has published a notification on the amendment to the agreement signed in September 2019 with the group of bidders consisting of Siemens Mobility doo Cerovac, Siemens doo Belgrade, Siemens Mobility GmbH Germany, Siemens Mobility GmbH Austria and Telegroup doo Belgrade.

With the amendment to the agreement, according to the notification, the deadline for the realization of the agreement has been extended by the end of 2024 (the initial deadline was the end of 2021), and the agreed price has also been increased, from EUR 19.8 million (without the VAT) to EUR 21.5 million.

The need to carry out additional works on moving the electricity counters to new boards and the delivery of additional services of maintenance of signalization and traffic infrastructure are cited as the reasons for the extension of the deadline and the increase of the price of the job.

– Agreeing these works with other companies would lead to a delay of the realization of the project due to a new procurement procedure, which would cause material damage and leave modernized intersections without power, maintenance and out of function, which would jeopardize the safety of participants in the traffic. Due to these objective circumstances, the deadline for the justification of the advance payment and the realization of the agreement has been extended – the explanation says.

It is added that all the rights and obligations defined within the agreement have been transferred from the companies Siemens Mobility Cerovac, Germany and Austria to Yunex Traffic doo Belgrade, Yunex Traffic GmbH Germany and Yunex Traffic GmbH Austria.

When the project was announced, the deputy mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesic, said that this was Siemens’ “smart solution” for traffic jams, which works by implementing a zone-based system for traffic management, which enables the redirection of vehicles depending on the traffic jams and more green waves.

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