The Prague City Hall will buy from Běchovice from firefighters owned by the family of the Minister of Agriculture Miroslav Toman (ČSSD) the land necessary for the construction of the so-called green belt along the planned section of the Prague ring road called 511 between the D1 and the Hradec Králové motorway. The city will buy about 116,496 square meters and pay about 109.5 million crowns for them.
The decision of the councilors to follow the deputy mayor Adam Scheinherr (Prague Sobě). 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 under the future green belts will be. Today’s council decision approved the purchase of more than 116,000 square meters. Now that we have a green wall to plant, we will start working on its documentation,” Scheinherr said. .
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 away. 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. After the purchase of land, the city began work on the rampart project.
Agrotrade, a joint-stock company Xaverov trade, is now controlled by Miroslav Toman Sr. and his son Zdeněk, the younger brother of the current Minister of Agriculture, is the Chairman of the Board.
The Toman family is more than closely connected with Czech agriculture. The father of the current minister, Miroslav Toman Sr., headed the Czechoslovak agro-sector already during communism. After the revolution, the family started a business in poultry farming, they are associated with the privatization of the well-known company Xaverov and a number of controversies.
It is not clear when the construction of the mentioned section of the Prague Ring Road will begin. The construction will receive a positive opinion in 2019 during the environmental impact assessment. “Nothing has happened to 511 since then. Not a single piece of land has been bought, the building has no zoning decision and the whole of Prague pays for it. Heavy transit traffic must be able to bypass Prague. , and move on again, “said Scheinherr. According to him, the capital is helping the ŘSD prepare for the construction 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 measures about 80 times, now only about half is in operation.