The tunnels of the M-30 were inaugurated with "safety deficiencies"

The tunnels of the M-30 were inaugurated with "safety deficiencies"

Samuel Romero Aporta has referred in the last session of the commission of investigation to the ” safety deficiencies ” and the deficits found in the work since the opening of the tunnels of the M-30 , which are being solved now with a ” zeroing. ” “The zeroing is to put the tunnel in the conditions that should be” when they were inaugurated, has pointed the councilor of Madrid Calle 30a questions from the socialist councilor Mercedes González.

The engineer of roads expert infrastructure has explained that he understands that there may be leaks in the work given its proximity to the Manzanares River but what shocks him is that “they start from the first day of infrastructure”, which has led to the closure of tunnels to be repaired.

When he arrived at the company he found an inspection plan that was only being prepared. The company, when it came to it, tendered to experts the improvement actions for each deficiency in a “zeroing to put the tunnel in the conditions that should be” since its inauguration.

Duplication of invoices

Duplication of invoices

The issue of the electricity bill has passed by the appearance. To questions of the councilor of Citizens Miguel Angel Redondo, Romero has answered that the list of administrative clauses determines the obligations of the society awarded the contract, which stipulates that it is responsible for the electricity bill. In search of the maximum legal guarantee asked Intervention, which indicated that this invoice should be the responsibility of the adjudicator.

Redondo has also asked about the duplicity of concepts in the various contracts and amendments, such as those referring to cleaning, maintenance cars, performances on the road signs, the 112 cameras paid but not installed (1.3 million euros) or the 1.5 million extra cost for weather stations that cost 700 euros.

In addition they are not in the infrastructure but only one installation and is located on the roof of the offices of the company. The sheets pointed to ten stations. “I asked where they were and they confirmed that there was not one in the tunnel, that there is only the control center of Madrid Calle 30,” he said.

Returning to the cameras, the councilor has emphasized that the installation does not correspond to what appears in the work certifications, which controls what is paid. The result is a disparate number among those installed and registered in a maintenance and inventory platform, which are reflected in these certifications.

“I have seen raised items in the work and in the final certification do not appear, besides not seeing them materialized in the infrastructure,” he assured. The actions carried out by the attorney-in-fact come through the opening of dossiers to demand the successful bidders to execute the works.

Asked about the management model, when going from a public one hundred percent to a mixed economy company, the attorney-in-fact has defended that another one different from the current one would not incur certain expenses, in relation to VAT and Corporate Tax, more the interests of the subordinated loan and the distribution of dividends so that the private partner, EMESA, guarantees the profitability of 7 percent. He has also advocated having tendered the works on one hand and conservation on the other to gain control.

To questions of the socialist councilor, Mercedes González, Samuel Romero has described as “security deficiencies in concrete things, which are being solved”. Thus, the attorney-in-fact has remarked that “the contractual obligation, under EMESA, to fix four M-30 firemen per base is not being met”. “That is not happening today,” he remarked.

Protest of the Fire Department

Protest of the Fire Department


The firefighters of the installation have concentrated this morning at the doors of the commission. They have done so to protest their employment situation in the face of the UTE’s refusal (formed by Ferrovial, Dragados and Imes API) to negotiate an “outdated” agreement that regulates the “hidden” emergency service that has been provided during eleven years, as well as the situation of the other workers who are responsible for the conservation of Calle 30, a staff is composed of 300 people.

Romero Aporta also mentioned that the inauguration dates of the different stretches of the infrastructures do not coincide with the reception of the works, which are “after the start-up”. Thus, he has given as an example the case of the south bypass, inaugurated in May 2007 but received in November of that year.

Another of the points addressed has been the audits. The attorney-in-fact has assured that he has had access to emails confirming that either the auditor or the City Council communicated to the company the sections to be audited “and if they seemed suitable”. “The audit is distorted because the infrastructure can be painted and dressed well” if warned, he has argued.

To questions of the councilor of the PP Álvaro González, the respondent has answered that it is subordinate to the board of directors, chaired by Sánchez Mato, and has insisted that his calculations raise the cost to 9,400 million, taking into account the model and the relative financial expenses to the infrastructure.

The opening dates of the different sections of the infrastructures do not coincide with the reception of the works, which are “after the start-up”