On the first day of the New Year, the toll through the tunnel of St. Elijah was abolished, so from midnight on the first day of the New Year, the sign with the toll sign in front of the tunnel was crossed.About 5 million 400 thousand vehicles have passed through the tunnel so far, and Croatian Motorways has earned about 130 million kuna from that. By the decision of the Government, the management of Sveti Ilija was taken over by Hrvatske ceste, and the tunnel toll was abolished.Due to the abolition of toll collection, the passage through the toll station will take place without stopping, and Hrvatske autoceste points out that temporary traffic regulation will be set for safety reasons because traffic on the access road and tunnel is two-way, all to prevent possible entry of vehicles. in the opposite direction.The prefect of the Split-Dalmatia County, Blaženko Boban, emphasized that from today, citizens on both sides of the tunnel will prosper, as well as entrepreneurs who knew how to pay over 450 thousand kuna in tunnel fees annually. “The raised ramps also symbolically marked the balanced development of Croatia. When we fought for the abolition, one of the arguments was that nowhere in Croatia is access to the highway charged”Said the prefect, referring to the young people of Imotski Krajina who work on the Makarska Riviera and said that it makes no sense to spend a third of their salary on tunnel fees.The Mayor of Makarska, Jure Brkan, pointed out that the abolition of the tunnel toll eliminates traffic jams near the Sv. Ilija, and thus the access of Makaran to the Zagreb-Metković highway will be accelerated. “Makarska is now 15 minutes from the highway, and access is free. I hope, among other things, that we will have even more tourists because of this measure. It was unfair that the tunnel fee has been charged all these years, so I thank the prefect Boban and the prime minister Plenković. Here, citizens spent significant financial resources that could have been invested in something else. Happy New Year”Said Makarska Mayor Jure Brkan.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers watched Luis Suarez “create havoc” in the 3-2 win over Tottenham but felt the character of the whole side pulled them through. Suarez opened the scoring only for Jan Vertonghen to score twice – with both goals created by Gareth Bale – to turn the match around. However, a bizarre back-pass from Kyle Walker allowed Stewart Downing to equalise and when Suarez was fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Steven Gerrard stroked home an 82nd-minute penalty winner. The Premier League’s leading scorer Suarez took his tally to 29 for the season – but asked whether that just made him more attractive to Europe’s big clubs in the summer, Rodgers said: “Football is worldwide now so everyone has seen how good he is.” He continued: “But he is very happy among his mates here and you have seen it doesn’t matter where he plays – he was in the number 10 role and then he went in from the side he still created havoc. “He knows the trust I put in him and that gives him the platform to go and perform.” Liverpool recorded three successive league victories for the first time since May 2011 but it was as much about character as performance for the Reds boss. “It was very important win for us,” said the Northern Irishman. “We are on a great run at the moment and we knew this was going to be a severe test of our qualities and character against a team in great form. “For us to get three points and show the character was fantastic and I am delighted for the players because they worked ever so hard. “You can see the mentality in the group. I thought we had to show different characteristics than what we have had to do in recent weeks. “We’ve been comfortable in a lot of the games and been able to control them but against a top side we came through. I had to make some changes to get the control back and when we did that I thought we were good value for the win.” Press Association