The Hungarian government and the Budapest city council will complete Budapest’s e-ticket system jointly by 2021, Mayor István Tarlós told commercial television late on Tuesday.

The project has not collapsed but will “probably” be taken over from the Budapest Transport Centre (BKK), Tarlós said.

Mayor István Tarlós told the press on Friday that the municipal council’s contract with the EBRD remains in force and the project to set up an automated fare collection system will continue.

Earlier in the day, he initiated firing BKK managing director Kálmán Daboczi because of the e-ticketing project.

According to an agreement with Innovation and Technology Minister László Palkovics and Interior Minister Sandor Pinter, the city’s e-ticket system will be coupled with the national system, Tarlós said on ATV.

Featured image: www.bkk.hu

Source: MTI

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