The construction of Ekaterinburg second metro line will start in 2016 and will cost approximately RUB 80 bn (EUR 1.7 bn), according to city authorities. If construction works will start as planned, the line could be operational in early 2018.
The regional and federal governments are not expected to allocate funding for this project earlier that 2016.
This year, an amount of RUB 150 million (EUR 3.17 million), from the local city budget will be invested in planning and design works of the second metro line.
In 2018, Ekaterinburg will host matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cupтм.