Suppliers say it will take more than eight months to replace damaged electric cables in Blanka tunnel

Suppliers said in a press conference on Friday that it will take more than eight months to replace damaged electric cables in the as yet unopened Blanka tunnel in the Czech capital. The launch of the long-awaited complex was delayed indefinitely after extensive water damage was discovered. The cost of the tunnel is estimated at at least 37 billion crowns. It is unclear who will pay for the damage; the city of Prague is weighing whether to launch arbitration proceedings. Blanka tunnel was originally scheduled to open at the end of 2011, and later postponed several times. The last proposed opening date was April of this year.

Author: Jan Velinger