Friday, January 21

Missed by billions – the bill can end up with motorists

How much should the toll increase? It is a key question when Oslo and Viken now meet to save a financially shaky traffic plan.

Here at Majorstuen, a new underground metro station is scheduled to be built. It will connect the metro network and Fornebubanen. But at the beginning of 2022, there is no money to realize the project, which is scheduled to be ready in 2027.

Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. A certain amount is set aside for tiles, shower, washing machine and plumber. But when the bill comes, it turns out that the tiler is more expensive than you thought. The plumber too. At the same time, the freezer in the kitchen smokes.

Ideally, you should be able to afford a new wardrobe as well. But when you check the salary account, there is a minus in front of the numbers.

It’s a bit like that for the politicians in Oslo and Viken who these days are entering into negotiations on Oslo Package 3. Now they will once again stake out the course for future traffic projects.

The plans are many and large. But on the account it glows fiery red.

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