Varketili metro station reopens after last night’s intensive works

31 Jan 2018 - 11:13

  • Passengers were able to resume transport by metro from 6 am this morning as usual. Photo by Tbilisi Transport Company/Facebook, 31 Jan 2018 - 11:13, Tbilisi,Georgia

Varketili metro station has reopened this morning after intensive reparation works.

Tbilisi Transport Company carried out the works last night so that the passengers could travel by metro from 6 am this morning as usual.

The ceiling caved in at one of the last metro station stops in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi yesterday injuring 14.

Mayor Kaladadze went to Akhmeteli metro station where Kvarelremsheni LTD also conducted rehabilitation-renovation works last year. Photo by Tbilisi City Hall/Facebook

Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze said at today’s municipal government session that he plans to introduce tough regulations for investors to ensure high quality of construction works.

We have serious problems concerning construction regulations in the country. Unfortunately, there are a lot of cases when people die at the construction sites”, Kaladze said.

He said the fines for investors are so low that they do not care much for the safety of their employees. This is why, he thinks the higher the fines for investors, the more safety they will ensure for their staff.

  • Kvarelremsheni LTD conducted rehabilitation-renovation works in Varketili and Akhmeteli metro stations last year.
  • The works in the Varketili metro were completed in August, 2017 and the station opened one month later.
  • The Tbilisi Mayor’s Office allocated 347,852 GEL for the works in the Varketili metro.
  • If a party is found guilty of violating safety norms in the construction process, they will face a high fine or imprisonment of up to two years.