State to check Attiki Odos is keeping to deal
Public officials will examine whether the contract between the state and the consortium managing the Attiki Odos highway is being abided by, Alternate Minister for Infrastructure Christos Spirtzis said yesterday.
Spirtzis blamed the previous government for changing the terms of the agreement and allowing the consortium to hire an engineer to deliver a report to the ministry, rather than allowing public officials to carry out their own inspections.
“We do not have an appetite to confront or fight with any entrepreneur,” said Spirtzis. “What we want, though, is to have common rules for everyone and to protect the public interest.” Women wait a bus stop in central Athens yesterday. Public transport is operating on a reduced summer timetable but buses and trains will be even sparser tomorrow due to the public holiday. Buses will be running according to their Sunday schedules, while metro trains will run every 12 to 15 minutes and the tram every 15 to 30 minutes.