On Thursday, June 8, the reconstruction of the 160-year-old Negrelli Viaduct in Prague started. This festive step also commenced the first construction phase of the key connection between the Masarykovo nádraží Railways Station and the Václav Havel Airport. Operation via the viaduct will be quieter thanks to the use of modern technologies and trains be able to go at higher track speeds. The commencement of this important reconstruction, which will take almost three years, was also attended by Deputy Minister of Transport Milan Feranec.
From June 1, drivers have an opportunity to make changes in vehicle register at any office of a municipality with extended competence. Up to now, it has been necessary to come to the department at the place of permanent residence or registered office. About 3,000 people used the new car registration opportunity on the first day.
The D11 motorway between Hradec Králové and Jaroměř and D35 in the sections Časy – Ostrov and Opatovice nad Labem – Časy are those that are in the most advanced preparation phase: construction should begin already in the autumn of this year. The government today received information on the preparation of all nine priority projects. These are projects for which the government has negotiated an exemption from a completely new environmental impact assessment, the so-called EIA.
Prague is gradually becoming an air hub for the link between China and Central and Eastern Europe. This was confirmed during the talks between Transport Minister Dan Ťok and the President of the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority, Feng Cheng-lin. The meeting was also attended by Czech President Milos Zeman, who is currently visiting China.
The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic together with Kapsch have successfully tested a piece of new software that will enable the European Electronic Toll Service (EETS) to be operated in the Czech toll system. For European carriers who will use the services of any of the EETS providers, toll payment will be become significantly easier in the future and they will no longer have to purchase the Czech on-board unit for the use of toll roads in the Czech Republic. This can concern up to 370,000 foreign trucks that drive on domestic toll roads every year.
From June 1, an amendment to the Act on the conditions for the operation of vehicles on the road will come into effect, allowing the owners and operators of vehicles to carry out operations in the vehicle register in any department of the respective municipality with extended competence. Up to now, it has been necessary to come to the department at the place of permanent residence or registered office.