Yekaterinburg Council Is in No Hurry to Start New Underground Line

5 December 2012 (09:38)

December 5, 2012. Yekaterinburg City Council is in no hurry to start working on the construction of the second line of the local underground network, as the officials fear the necessary funds (approximately 32bn RUR) will not be allocated from the federal budget, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Planning & Economic & Financial Issues Alexander Vysokinsky said at a meeting of the Economic Development, Investment, Industry, and Entrepreneurial Activity Committee and Urban Planning and Land Management Committee.

To start constructing the underground, some time-consuming preliminary work has to be done. The cost of this work is estimated at up to 300m RUR, but the officials are reluctant to give this sum away: the decision to put up and therefore to finance the second line of the underground has not been taken on the federal level yet, Vysokinsky said.

Such a decision can only be made in June 2013 at the soonest.

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