The government administrative group and the concession company of the Milot-Morine road section have concluded the negotiations concerning the new road toll system; the new formula provides attractive rates (0,80 euros per way) and mini-passes for area residents and bus companies that use that stretch of road.
Government sources also report that all vehicles regularly registered in the district of Kukes will benefit from a reduction in fare to 0,80 euros per route: specifically, Kukes residents will have to purchase a 'telepass' earlier this month that will allow them to have 44 available at the 0,80 euro rate. Other beneficiaries will be all travelers who will often use that stretch of road; for them, the rate will be reduced based on the number of trips made, the more trips they make, the more their rate will be advantageous.
After numerous talks with Kosovo government officials and representatives of the 'Rruga and Kombit' concession company, the Albanian government would seem to have opted to postpone the tariff implementation that was scheduled for next week. It would have been agreed that the new formula - after the first, as was well known, was violently contested by the residents of the area in the first days of April - will be implemented after the summer season, exactly the 17 September.
Road toll: not only the 'Rruga and Kombit'
The Milot-Morinë stretch will only be the first road section where the toll will be implemented: the government's strategy, in fact, envisages the implementation of a toll in all the main highways of the country.
In the first phase, in addition to the 'Rruga and Kombit', the Tirana-Durres motorway will be taxed - which will first be rebuilt and enlarged, as declared by Edi Rama during the week at the conference held in Durres - the Tirana-Elbasan motorway and the ' Rruga and Arbrit '. While, subsequently, it will be the turn of the Valona-Levan motorway and the stretch of road connecting Durazzo to the city of Fier.