“We do not have the right to turn our back on any area of Athens without giving it a proper chance of development,” Karamanlis told a parliamentary committee on production and trade.
The new station, set to be located on Exarchia Square, is part of the wider €1.5 billion project to build a fourth line for the Greek capital’s metro system.
“Citizens have a right to a better standard of living, and the government has the obligation to not abandon any district to the twilight of ghettoization, and the darkness of ideological obsession,” he added.
Work on the new station is expected to begin in the next three months.
Karamanlis also urged all political parties to throw their weight behind the project.