Decision for the issuance of a resolution that will support the position of the Municipality of Voio on the operation of tolls on the Egnatia Odos, received today the Regional Council of Western Macedonia.
The body was informed by the Mayor, Christos Zevklis, stressing that the decision to operate the tolls goes to the area 50 years ago: "It's a bad development and a tombstone for the area. It is an organized plan of devaluation ".
Mr.. Zefklis spoke about the deforestation of services that obliges the citizens of the Municipality of Voio to go daily to Kozani "and that is why they will pay a ticket".
At the same time, he claimed that there will now be use of the old highway, even from heavy vehicles, which means the area will pay a heavy blood tax, as happened before the completion of Egnatia.
"We are talking about an anomaly that cannot be accepted. We have filed a lawsuit with the Municipality of Kozani as no study has been done on the financial price of tolls. The most expensive km in Greece with 0,19 per km. when elsewhere it is 0.06 ".
The Mayor of Voio asked for the sympathy of all the bodies, while he informed that he has requested in writing the positions of the Ministry of Transport, which according to him is only interested in the operation of the tolls.
"It's not a matter of government, is the result of memoranda and other troubles ", George Kasapidis stressed and noted that there should be equal treatment for Western Macedonia.
"We have to go to analog tolls. Blatant injustice, to apply an exemption for permanent residents ", pointed out Theodoros Karypidis.
"It is outrageous that the government is unaware that we are a special regime region. He may not take these things into account; Analgesic attitude of the government ", were the words of Georgia Zempiliadou.
"I completely agree with the Mayor, using the old road will lead us to mourn our fellow citizens. No public infrastructure to individuals ", the position of Stefanos Prasos.