Fresh set­back for metro project in Thes­sa­loniki

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The trou­bled project to con­struct a metro sys­tem in Thes­sa­loniki has suf­fered another set­back as the line’s ex­ten­sion to the Kala­maria dis­trict of the city is be­hind sched­ule.

It was re­vealed that the 4.7kilo­me­ter stretch to Kala­maria, where five sta­tions will be lo­cated, was due to be ready in early 2018 but the that dead­line has been ex­tended by eight months to the end of the year. The rea­son for the de­lay is that au­thor­i­ties have not yet com- pleted the ap­pro­pri­a­tion of the land through which the metro line will run.

The re­peated de­lays have an­gered Cen­tral Mace­do­nia Gov­er­nor Apos­to­los Tz­itz­i­costas, who said that he is plan­ning on tak­ing le­gal ac­tion be­fore the end of the year.

“Some­one has to an­swer for this un­be­liev­able hole [in the ground], for the dam­age that has been suf­fered by business and the or­deal the city has gone through,” he said.

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