Infrastructure Minister Spirtzis: Road tolls will be reconsidered after the end of construction works in motorways

Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said that the issue of road tolls will be reconsidered after the end of construction works in motorways, in spring 2017, speaking to public broadcaster ERT on Tuesday.

We believe that now it is not the right time to set the issue because there will be a problem with the construction works, noted Spirtzis adding that after the end of March we will discuss with the joint ventures to see the contracts because indeed the tolls are expensive.

Spirtzis also said that in early 2017 the first part of line 4 of the metro estimated at 1 bln euros will be put up for tender and we seek funding for the second part estimated at 2.5 bln euros.

Referring to the works in Kastelli airport (Heraklio, Crete)and the container hub in Thriassio, he said that they will proceed normally if the offer is financial and technically sufficient.