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Modernization of the public transport in the cities of Deva and Hunedoara

Thanks to EU-funded projects
  • July 12, 2019 09:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
Medium transport

The Romanian city of Deva, located in the Transylvania region, has received a RON 44.8 million (9.4 million euros) of EU-financing to modernize its local public transport system and purchase ecological vehicles, announced Deva Municipality. The aim is to develop a non-polluting public transport system in Deva and the surrounding villages. As part of the project 26 electric buses will be purchased and 33 charging stations for vehicles will be created. The project will be implemented over a period of 2 years, and the amount of the non-refundable financing is of RON 37.3 million (7.8 million euros).

Another Romanian city - Hunedoara also announced that will implement a project aiming to improve the ecological public transport. As part of it, seven hybrid, plug-in type buses will be purchased, and traffic management, e-ticketing and bike-sharing systems will be implemented. Also a total of 170 bikes will be available for use in the bike-sharing system of the city, at 5 rental stations. The project also includes the modernization, refurbishing or expanding of 15 public transport stations, 1.14 sqkm of roads, 1.09 sqkm of bike lanes, and 12.7 sqkm of pedestrian and semi-pedestrian areas. At the same time, four crossroads will be modernized and 49 trees will be planted. The total amount of the investment is of RON 45.7 million (9.6 million euros), from which RON 42 million (8.8 million euros) are non-refundable financing. The project duration is 43 months.

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