Blanka tunnel opening delayed due to safety tests


The opening of Prague’s newly completed tunnel Blanka originally scheduled for December 2nd will have to be postponed due to a slide in the schedule of the final technology tests, according to Prague mayor designate Adriana Krnáčová. Ms. Krnáčová, who is due to take over the city’s administration in the coming weeks, told Radio Impuls that March now appeared to be a realistic date for the tunnel’s opening. The series of final technology tests started last Friday and according to the contract signed are to last for a period of 55 days. The outgoing city council has urged the firm undertaking them to speed up the procedure but the company says this would be a safety hazard.