A pile-up involving a number of transport trucks and a delivery truck on
the D1 highway on Friday saw traffic blocked for 3.5 hours on the 178th
kilometre near Brno.
Three people were injured in the accident.
Police on site redirected traffic to the closest exit. The blockage led to a six-kilometre-long traffic jam.
The whole of the Prague Metro system should have mobile phone coverage by the year 2022 after the supervisory board of the city’s transport authority this week approved a deal with a consortium of mobile operators. The first stage of the rollout should begin on part of the C (or red) line this year.
Motorists in the Czech Republic who use the country’s highways are required to buy 10-day, monthly, or yearly vignettes and the big question every year for most car owners is whether the price for the yearly coupon will go up. Currently, it cost 1,500 crowns per year and the higher limit within the proposed bill was raised to 2,000 (around 100 US dollars).
The minister of transport in the acting Czech cabinet, Dan Ťok, says he
would not serve in a government kept in place by Tomio Okamura’s Freedom
and Direct Democracy party. Mr. Ťok, who is an ANO appointee, told the
news site Novinky.cz that he would like to complete the work he has started
at the Ministry of Transport but would not remain in government under any
Mr. Ťok’s position is shared by three colleagues in the current government in resignation. Martin Stropnický, Robert Pelikán and Karla Šlechtová have also said they would not serve in a cabinet backed by Mr. Okamura’s anti-migrant and anti-EU party.
‘Every public transit stop in Prague’ is an unusual blog created by US student Guy Tabachnik, who spent a few years in the Czech capital studying Czech language and linguistics. His unusual project, which maps all of Prague’s 2,500 tram, metro and bus stops, helped him to discover the city, from the centre all the way to the outskirts.
Women’s only compartments in some trains operated by Czech state rail
company, Czech Railways, does not amount to discrimination according to
Czech ombudswoman Anna Šabatová.
The compartments amount to a legitimate move to try and increase the safety on women when travelling, she explained. Several complaints against the compartments, sometimes almost empty when the rest of the train is full, have been lodged with Šabatová’s office.
Czech Railways introduced the compartments in 2012 following the example of some foreign rail companies. Czech Railways said only a very few seats on trains were reserved exclusively in this way for women.
Two people were killed and two injured when a car ran into four people by a
shopping centre in Prague 10 on Tuesday afternoon. A woman and a man died
at the scene despite receiving medical attention. The injured pair are
women aged 72 and 63, a spokesperson for the city’s rescue services said.
Police said the driver of the car, a 67-year-old man, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The incident is being investigated.
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