This cost of 140 million euros for the State, over the concession period, was conveyed by Pedro Nuno Santos at the press conference of the Council of Ministers, after announcing that toll rates will increase by 4.9% for drivers, 2.8% of the responsibility of the State, with the remainder, up to 9.5% or 10.5%, to be borne by the concessionaires.

“The Government considered that a 10.5% increase in tolls from January would be unaffordable and unbearable for Portuguese families. Portuguese families are going through a difficult phase, which is why it would be incomprehensible that, faced with the imminence of a 10.5% increase in tolls, the Government would stand by”.

Pedro Nuno Santos considered the shared solution to be “balanced and fair”.