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Franco-Italian rail link: Italy's deputy PM says it needs to be reviewed

Italy's deputy prime minister said on Monday an ambitious Franco-Italian rail link, known as TAV, had to be reviewed because it was opposed by the local population and was an obsolete plan.


Reuters Last Updated at 30 Jul 2018, 12:07 IST Italy
Franco-Italian rail link: Italy's deputy PM says it needs to be reviewed
  • He added the work to build the 270-km (167-mile) high-speed line could not go on if it continued to be opposed by the local population. (Image Credit:Reuters)

Italy's deputy prime minister said on Monday an ambitious Franco-Italian rail link, known as TAV, had to be reviewed because it was opposed by the local population and was an obsolete plan.

"We have decided the TAV needs to be reviewed," Luigi Di Maio, who serves also as industry minister, said in a TV interview.

He added the work to build the 270-km (167-mile) high-speed line could not go on if it continued to be opposed by the local population.

He also said the project was made 30 years ago and it is now obsolete as freight transportation is now being replaced by more innovative industrial processes, including 3D printing.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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