Saturday September 20, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
27o C
19o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Toll rates to depend on projects’ progress

By Giorgos Lialios

The government’s new toll rate policy for four highways whose construction has run into trouble is based on the offering of generous reductions in sections under construction and implementing gradual hikes for completed parts.

The state will undertake to cover the cost of the reductions. However, it is not clear yet whether it will also cover the difference between the toll hikes to be implemented and the rates provided by the concession contracts.

Negotiations between contractors and the state are in their final stage and should lead to some announcements being made this week. At the moment, Aegean Highway, covering the middle stretch of the Athens-Thessaloniki national road, and Nea Odos, covering the southern part of the same highway, seem to be safe. Negotiations to keep alive the construction of Olympia Odos, from Athens to the Peloponnese, and Kentriki Odos, running from Lamia to Metsovo in central Greece, are at a crucial point.

The new toll policy has three pillars: Cutting rates in sections under construction as drivers are not getting the full services for which they are paying. This would apply to the section from Corinth to Patra and from Evangelismos to Skotina along the Athens-Thessaloniki national road. Furtheremore, there is likely to be a gradual increase of rates at completed sections, and the drafting of a discount policy by contractors for regular highway users, partly to curb resistance by local residents.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday October 7, 2012 (20:48)  
Record sum of new debts to the state in August
‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
Cyprus civil servants´ strike called off
Elliniko investors eye Cyprus project warily
Mayors resisting evaluation to face disciplinary action
Mayors and municipal employees who refuse to take part in a civil service evaluation scheme the government has undertaken as part of commitments to international creditors will face discipli...
Fyssas rally demonstrators face prosecutor after clashes
Sixty-four people arrested in Keratsini, a suburb of Piraeus, on Thursday, following clashes with police during an anti-racist march marking the one-year anniversary of the murder of rapper ...
Inside News
SOCCER
Triumph for PAOK, historic result for Asteras in Europa League
Greek teams produced a patchy record on the opening night of the Europa League group stage on Thursday, as PAOK thrashed Dynamo Minsk, Asteras Tripolis snatched a draw at Besiktas and Panath...
SOCCER
Financial crisis forces Greek second division postponement
Greece's second soccer division Football League announced on Wednesday the postponement of the start of the season due to financial difficulties being faced by most clubs. "The board of dire...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
High stakes after the Scottish vote
We will soon know whether the Scots voted for their country’s independence or whether they will remain citizens of the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” What was alread...
EDITORIAL
Breathing room
Even Greece’s biggest critics find it hard to deny that the debt-hit country has achieved an unprecedented fiscal turnaround within a very short period of time. Sure, progress in promoting t...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Record sum of new debts to the state in August
2. ‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
3. Mayors resisting evaluation to face disciplinary action
4. Fyssas rally demonstrators face prosecutor after clashes
5. PM in energy talks ahead of crucial meeting with Merkel
6. Attiki Odos Lamia exit to close Sunday
more news
Today
This Week
1. ‘Greece can meet its needs on its own’
2. Record sum of new debts to the state in August
3. Hardouvelis signals Greece may skip IMF loans to exit aid curbs
4. EIB signs deals with Greece for 815-mln investment in infrastructure projects
5. Dozens of arrests at march to mark anniversary of Fyssas murder
6. Syntagma metro station to close for Fyssas tribute concert
Today
This Week
1. Greece on standby
2. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
3. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
4. Lost in the fog
5. Democracy under Pressure | Live Streaming
6. Lessons not learned
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.