Table 6: The subjective criteria evaluation by the EDMs.

Subjective criteriaActions (alternatives)
CodeNameDirection of preferenceA1A2A3A4A5

Expert decision maker 1 (EDM1)
Cr08River basinMaxVBGBVGVG
Cr09Conveyance structureMaxGVGAVBB
Cr10Community attitudeMaxABGVBVB
Cr11TransportationMaxVGBAGG
Cr12TopographyMaxVGBAGG
Cr13GeologyMaxGBVBAA
Cr14Security conditionsMaxVGGBGA
Cr15Terrorism conditionsMaxVGAVBGG
Cr16Protected areasMaxBAVGGG
Cr17Substation conditionsMaxBGAAA

Expert decision maker 2 (EDM2)
Cr08River basinMaxVBGBVGVG
Cr09Conveyance structureMaxGVGAVBB
Cr10Community attitudeMaxABGVBVB
Cr11TransportationMaxVGBAGG
Cr12TopographyMaxVGBAGG
Cr13GeologyMaxGBVBAA
Cr14Security conditionsMaxVGGBAA
Cr15Terrorism conditionsMaxVGAVBAG
Cr16Protected areasMaxBAVGGG
Cr17Substation conditionsMaxBGAAA

Linguistic or verbal statements.
(5) VG: very good; (4) G: good; (3) A: average; (2) B: bad; (1) VB: very bad.