Premier Ponta asked the Ilfov County Council (CJ) and the Bucharest City Hall yesterday for the survey on easing traffic on Bucharest’s beltway in order for the government to adopt, during its next meeting, a decision on the start of the tender procedures for the construction of the Prelungirea Ghencea – Domnesti overpass.
“I am asking the Ilfov CJ and the Bucharest City Hall to give me the survey and the decision for the small plot of land needed for the overpass’s pylons,” Ponta asked the authorities present. The Premier explained that the tender could last two months and the Prelungirea Ghencea road ring will most like be open for use in 2014. He explained that a similar situation was reported in Chitila too, where the solution would be, in the local authorities’ opinion, the construction of a roundabout.
Likewise, the Premier pointed out that the issue of easing traffic on Bucharest’s beltway can be solved only temporarily by building overpasses and roundabouts, the solution that will ease traffic consisting of the Southern Beltway that will link Pitesti to Constanta. Ponta hopes that the paperwork needed for the construction of the Southern Beltway will be signed in November so that work on the 54 kilometers will start in March-April next year. “I also have bad news, the Southern Beltway will include a toll. It will cover the distance from Pitesti to Constanta. But it will not be a high toll, because these represent just a temporary solution in order to decongest road traffic,” the Head of Government added.
A similar overpass will be built at the intersection of Bucharest’s beltway with Cernica Road, after the construction works are approved through a decision adopted by the Bucharest General Council and the Ilfov County Council, Mediafax informs.
The start of the tender procedures for the construction of these overpasses was decided following the inspection conducted by Premier Victor Ponta on the Bucharest beltway on Thursday. He was accompanied by Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu, Chairman of the Ilfov County Council Marian Petrache and Infrastructure Projects Minister Dan Sova.
Mircea Pop replaced at CNADNR helm
Mircea Pop was expected to be replaced as director general of the National Highway Company (CNADNR) through a decision adopted by the Administrative Board that met yesterday for this purpose, Premier Victor Ponta and Infrastructure Projects Minister Dan Sova announced. CNADNR is under the authority of the Infrastructure Projects Minister.
Last January, after the press informed that several CNADNR directors attended a party at the mountainside despite the fact that meteorologists had announced severe weather during that period, Premier Victor Ponta announced that Mircea Pop resigned from the leadership of CNADNR but will remain as interim for a short while until a new leader is appointed. Pop however remained interim leader until now, Premier Ponta explaining that he won the contest for the position of private manager so that the government would have allegedly been forced to appoint him on that office if his interim term had expired. Mircea Pop took over CNADNR in July 2012.