Road safety authority gives assurances that Vladivostok bridges are ready for use

The Main Road Safety Department of the Russian Interior Ministry has denied reports that bridges in Vladivostok are unprepared for their planned opening.

"Several postings appeared in the Internet today quoting information from the Primorye territory division of the Main Road Safety Department saying that the bridges due to be opened in Vladivostok are unprepared. These reports are untrue," a spokesman for the Main Department said.

"The bridges in Vladivostok are fully prepared for operation. Work is now under way in the approaches to them and that is what the information said," the press officer explained.

"An internal probe has been launched in relation to the posting of a report under a headline distorting the essence of the article on the website of Primorye territory road safety service. Disciplinary proceedings will be launched against those responsible," the press officer said.

Chief traffic inspector of Primorye territory Oleg Zubakin made his own comments on the media reports that some road infrastructure facilities in the approaches to the bridges are unprepared for operation.

"In reality road oversight inspectors identified a number of flaws that cannot affect road safety. The roads meet the existing technical requirements," the press service quotes Zubakin as saying.

"I ordered a probe with regard to the officer who permitted the circulation of untrue information. Based on the findings the question of his adequacy to the job will be decided," Zubakin added.

He said the traffic police will take every measure to guarantee the security and comfort of all parties to road traffic.

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