ZAGREB, June 14 (Hina) – As of Monday, access to the island of Krk will be possible without paying the Krk Bridge toll, in line with a government decision of May 21, the transport ministry said on Sunday.
The government adopted a decision last month to terminate the concession given to the Rijeka-Zagreb Motorway (ARZ) company and to merge it with Croatian Motorways, thus providing for abolishing the toll on Krk Bridge, which ARZ was operating.
The revocation of the toll would encourage residents from other parts of the county to take one-day trips to the island. Currently, residents on Krk and businesses registered on the island are exempt from paying the toll.
The new decision will lead to the cessation of the toll for all users.
Four of Croatia’s islands – Krk, Pag, Vir, and Ciovo – are connected to the mainland by a bridge. The bridge connecting Krk and the mainland is 1430 metres long.
Currently, residents on Krk and businesses registered on the island are exempt from paying the toll.