ROME, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Italy’s 5-Star Movement, part of the ruling coalition with left-wing Democratic Party, repeated on Wednesday that Benetton-led group Atlantia should be stripped of its motorway concession following a deadly bridge collapse in Genoa.
“As far as politics is concerned, the only solution is to strip the Benettons of infrastructure management and to increase maintenance and safety of the whole motorway network,” the 5-Star Movement said in a post on its official blog.
After a motorway bridge collapsed killing 43 people in the port city of Genoa last year, 5-Star has been pushing for the early termination of Atlantia’s motorway concession, claiming the group was responsible for the poor upkeep of the network.
Atlantia has always denied any wrongdoing.
Several Italian newspapers reported Atlantia’s top managers on Monday met Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who is responsible for a final decision on the revocation. (Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Francesca Landini)