Russian Railways Plans to Build a New Office for 72 Billion Rubles
OREANDA-NEWS The railway monopolist of Russian Railways plans to build a new large office in Moscow, where it will move together with all his subsidiaries. About it write media with reference to several employees of Russian Railways, the person to whom employees of Corporation told about it, and also two people close to Russian Railways.
According to them, the project was called "RZD-city". To build a new office building with a total area of 450 thousand square meters (more than two towers "Federation" in "Moscow city") want to cargo yard near Riga station. It will cost 72 billion rubles. Russian Railways themselves are going to invest at least 10% of their own funds in the construction, the rest of the monopoly money will attract developers and banks, says one of the interlocutors.
Moving to a single office, explained close to Russian Railways interlocutors, will allow the Corporation to reduce operating costs, improve communication between departments.
The representative of Russian Railways in a conversation with the publication noted that the issue is currently being worked out, but to discuss any details is premature. According to different sources, responsible for the project appointed Deputy Director of the monopoly Andrei Starkov.
The capital's authorities a few years ago outlined plans to build up the cargo yard of the Riga railway station. Thus, in 2014, Deputy Mayor of Moscow Marat Khusnullin spoke about the planning of this territory (about 400 thousand square meters above ground and 96 thousand square meters of underground area). However, he then indicated that the Riga court of the Russian Railways will be built residential and office buildings. At the end of January this year, he pointed out that Railways can close the Riga cargo yard. About the plans for the area he told, adding that the urban development potential of the vacant site and study power.
On the eve of March 20, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a long-term program for the development of Russian Railways until 2025. Its main objectives will be to increase "transport mobility of people within and between Metropolitan areas", expanding the network of high-speed highways, and so any specific details of the plans of the monopoly was not disclosed.