Blanka tunnel cables supplier says replacement could cost around 1.0 billion crowns
Replacement of faulty cables in Prague’s road tunnel Blank could cost an addition 1.0 billion crowns according to an estimate by the company which supplied them, ČKD Praha DIZ, which found its way into the hands of Czech daily Lidové Noviny. The estimate was contained in a letter dispatched to Prague City Hall at the end of November which highlighted numerous problems with the ongoing construction. The letter also highlighted the danger to safety systems in the tunnel caused by the use of cables which were damaged by water although it was clear they should have been watertight. Prague City Hall has postponed opening of the tunnel indefinitely as it tries to resolve the latest problems .