• Short Summary

    THE FINAL SECTION OF THE "HIGHWAY TO THE SUN", LINKING ROME AND NAPLES, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY PRESIDENT SEGNI ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    THE FINAL SECTION OF THE "HIGHWAY TO THE SUN", LINKING ROME AND NAPLES, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY PRESIDENT SEGNI ON SATURDAY. THIS IS A KEY LINK IN THE COUNTRY'S PROGRAMME OF LINKING NORTHERN CITIES WITH THE SOUTH BY A NETWORK OF MODERN HIGHWAYS.

    PRESIDENT SEGNI INAUGURATED THE "AUTOSTRADA" IN A CEREMONY AT A NEW PETROL STATION AT SAN NICLA, NEAR THE SOUTHERN END OF THE LAST STRETCH OF HIGHWAY TO BE COMPLETED. MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING PRIME MINISTER FANFANI, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CONTRACTORS AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WERE PRESENT.

    TWO SECTIONS OF THE ROAD HAD BEEN IN USE FOR SOME MONTHS - FROM ROME TO FROSINONE AND FROM CAPUA TO NAPLES. NOW THE COMPLETED HIGHWAY, 191 KILOMETRES LONG, MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR MOTORISTS TO TRAVEL FROM ROME TO NAPLES IN ABOUT TWO HOURS.

    A FEATURE OF THE NEW HIGHWAY IS THAT GRADIENT HAS BEEN REDUCED TO A MINIMUM. TWIN CARRIAGEWAYS WILL MAKE SAFE DRIVING POSSIBLE, EVEN AT HIGH SPEEDS.

    (ITALY'S ROAD PROGRAMME, BEGUN IN 1957, IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT GBP270 MILLION AND WILL GIVE ITALIAN LABOURERS WORK FOR 15 YEARS. ONE FEATURE OF THE PROJECT IS TO BOOST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE POORER SOUTHERN PART OF THE COUNTRY.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB8AMQ4N6GM6WGOO9RLVSEXQ1G
    Media URN:
    VLVAB8AMQ4N6GM6WGOO9RLVSEXQ1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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