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Italy's transport min says he would like to revoke Autostrade concession

Italy's transport min says he would like to revoke Autostrade concession
FILE PHOTO: Italy's Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Danilo Toninelli speaks at the 5-Star Movement party's open-air rally at Circo Massimo in Rome, Italy, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo -
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ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said on Wednesday that he would like to revoke motorway concessions held by Autostrade per l’Italia after the collapse of a bridge in Genoa last August.

“As minister and citizen, I would not like to leave a concession in place when its holder was not capable of keeping a bridge stading,” Toninelli said in a interview with Radio Capital.

After a deadly bridge collapse, the government has launched a lengthy bureaucratic and legal procedure to revoke the concessions held by Autostrade, a unit of infrastructure group Atlantia that manages some 3,000 km of Italy’s network.

(Reporting by Giselda Vagnoni; editing by Francesca Landini)

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