“If God allows, in this mandate I will dig up Jelačić square. Everything that I promised will be done in this mandate because now we have the instruments to realise this project,” Bandić said on Tuesday about the underground system which has been discussed for Croatia’s capital for close to a decade.
Based on a number of European cities, the underground project would see Zagreb’s centre connected with the west and the airport in the south-east via underground and overland trains. Bandić expects the building of the lines to take around 3 years, with the main Ban Jelačić square as the centre point of the metro. Costs of the 22.7 km metro are hard to estimate, but the figure of between 600 million and 1 billion EUR has been floated about.