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Vienna gets 20 minutes closer

One month before Slovakia’s entry to the Schengen zone eliminates its border with Austria, another development has brought the Austrian capital of Vienna even closer to the Slovak capital of Bratislava. A 22-kilometre stretch of highway between Vienna and the border was set to officially open on November 19.

The highway was promised by politicians 15 years ago, shortly after the fall of the iron curtain, the Sme daily wrote on November 19.

Slovak drivers will have to buy a highway sticker to be able to get to Vienna quicker, though. It costs €7.6 for 10 days and €72.60 for one year.

About 11,000 vehicles a day use the local road that has been the main route between the two capitals so far, the Pravda daily wrote.

After the opening of the new stretch of highway, this number will decrease by several thousand cars, estimates the head of the project, Thomas Pils.

Bratislava and Vienna are the closest two European capitals.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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