Government and Budapest sweat from congestion charge
They dispute over that who should initiate the introduction. It has to be done by the end of next year, 24.hu wrote.
Those who cross the administrative border of Budapest and the inner zone have to pay HUF 10-12 thousand a year – website Figyelo wrote. According to the page, the capital and the government are debating about the initiation of the amendment.
It was recalled that Budapest Mayor Tarlos went to Brussels to discuss the capital’s exoneration from the congestion charge with the competent persons, but he did not succeed: it was made clear to him that the commitment accepted in the contract of the Metro 4 has to be met. Moreover, it has to be introduced by the end of 2016.
The sources of the website stated that the leadership of Budapest and the government are terrified of what the political impact of the congestion charge will be, so they are trying to find a system which does not mean an intolerable burden and to communicate: “we did not want, the EU did”.
Based on the article of 24.hu
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