The city administration is now considering a variant that it uses material excavated during the construction of metro D for planting. Most of the money for the land goes to the families of the Minister of Agriculture.
The Prague City Hall will buy from Běchovice from private owners the land necessary for the construction of the so-called green belt along the planned section of the Prague ring road, designated 511 between the D1 and the D11 motorway in Hradec Králové. The city will buy 116,496 square meters, for which it will pay 109.5 million crowns. The decision was made today by Prague councilors, says Deputy Mayor Adam Scheinherr (Prague to Himself). It is not clear when the completion of the circuit will begin. The investor is the state through the Directorate of Roads and Motorways (ŘSD).
“Last year we promised that this year the first results of land purchases will be under the future green belts. By today’s decision of the council, we approved the purchase of an area of more than 116,000 square meters. Now that we have a green wall where I land, we will start working on its documentation, “ said Scheinherr.
The city management is now considering a variant that it uses material excavated during the construction of metro D from Pankrác to Písnice or the city ring road from Pelc-Tyrolka to Štěrbohol for planting. “Trucks would not have to travel 50 to 80 kilometers. This would save the city coffers for landfill fees and the environment, “ said Scheinherr.
Of the total land swap that the city will buy, 77,930 square meters are owned by Xaverov trade and 38,566 square meters belong to Agrotrade. The price of the purchased land and parts of land is CZK 109.46 million. The above mentioned companies according to the serverown family of the Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Toman (ČSSD). According to the website, the key positions of the minister are Miroslav Toman st. and his brother Zdeněk Toman. After the purchase of land, the city began work on the rampart project.
It is not clear when the construction of the mentioned section of the Prague Ring Road will begin. Construction obtained in 2002 a positive opinion in the environmental impact assessment. “Nothing has happened to 511 since then. Not a single piece of land was bought, the building does not have a zoning decision and the whole of Prague pays for it. Heavy transit traffic must be able to bypass Prague. Not to enter it, leave behind polluted air in the wider city center, and move on again, “ said Scheinherr. According to him, the capital helps the ŘSD in the preparation of constructions according to previous agreements.
Section 511 measures over 12 days and four level crossings are planned on it. The construction, which will connect both highways, also includes two tunnels. The entire Prague ring road is to measure 80 days, now only half are in operation.