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Government could face parliament Stockholm bypass demands

Published torsdag 20 november 2014 kl 17.11
Representatives of the centre-right parties started construction of the bypass in August, before they lost control of the government and Stockholm City Hall. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT
Representatives of the centre-right parties started construction of the bypass in August, before they lost control of the government and Stockholm City Hall. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

The Swedish Parliament may demand the government allow construction of the Stockholm bypass to start again at new year, news agency TT reports.

The minority red-green government is facing a possible motion in parliament's Transport Committee which would tell the government to recommence construction on the controversial road by January 1st, and also not to assign an investigator to look into how Stockholm's Bromma city-centre airport could be closed.

A majority in the committee voted in favour of a proposal from the centre-right Alliance parties that their motions about the bypass and the airport should be discussed in the committee before the end of the year.

The demand would not be binding on the government, however, which wants to delay the construction of the bypass to look at its environmental impact and costs. It put a halt on the construction soon after taking office in September.

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