Workers achieve break through on Belgrade to Budapest rail tunnel
Work on the high-speed railway line from Belgrade to Budapest is continuing despite the difficulties presented by the coronavirus crisis. Most recently, workers from a Russian-Serbian consortium broke through one of the two tubes that make up the Čortanovci tunnel located between Stara Pazova and Novi Sad. It's an important milestone for the new rail line, which will enable trains to reach speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour. Speaking from the construction site as the breakthrough was achieved, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic said that infrastructure work remained an important driver of the country's economy during the virus crisis. She said government measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had helped make it possible for between 500 and 1,000 workers to continue working on the tunnel despite the crisis.