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Gov't spokesman on tollgate hikes

Δημοσίευση 11 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 12:14 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Gov't spokesman on tollgate hikes
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The government spokesman on Monday was asked about recurrent and more-or-less grassroots mobilisations around the country recently against tollgate increases, as he merely referring to a contract in force since 2007 regarding such hikes, although he noted that the government is re-examining the increases.

The government spokesman on Monday was asked about recurrent and more-or-less grassroots mobilisations around the country recently against tollgate increases, as he merely referring to a contract in force since 2007 regarding such hikes, although he noted that the government is re-examining the increases.

Spokesman Giorgos Petalotis cited a proposal by the government to the companies with the toll contracts for a replacement of conventional fees with electronic tolls, allowing motorists to pay in accordance with the kilometres they have travelled.

"By March we will be ready to bring initiatives to Parliament," he said, adding that private concerns holding the toll concessions will have to show necessary responsibility.