Inoperative automated tidal lane cost €235,000

Transport minister Ian Borg confirmed in parliament that the now defunct tidal lane in Marsa cost €234,779.

Answering questions in parliament, Minister Vella said that the contract had been awarded to Q Free Traffiko on quotation and direct order process in 2015.

The system became operative in 2016 but was discontinued after the bollards developed a fault in summer 2017.

At the moment, the system is being operated manually, said the minister.