The Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, has announced that the Government will present "in a few months" its proposal to implement tolls on the high-capacity roads of the State Road Network as of the year 2024.
At the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Sánchez has advancing that different studies and analysis are already being carried out to determine which system will be developed, although it has ensured that it will be a "fair, rigorous and sustainable" praise.
The objective of this measure, which have already implemented 24 of the 27 countries of the European Union, according to the Minister, is to obtain additional resources to maintain the conservation of roads in good security, a game that now accumulates a deficit of 9,000 Millions of euros due to the current gratuity of the highways, whose resources coming from the State budgets are not sufficient.
In addition, the Government was already committed to Brussels to adopt a new system of 'payment for use' on roads as of 2024, within the framework of receiving all European funds that Spain will receive for economic recovery after the passage of The pandemic.
The minister has emphasized that the resulting system will seek that they are not generated territorial grievances, something that now happens because there are regions with tolls and others without them and even some more expensive than others.
"We will look for the political consensus to establish a system that is up to the height and for which the best option is already being analyzed," said Sánchez, ensuring that the result will be presented here a few months.Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 07:20