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The Budapest Transport Centre (BKK) has begun preparations for a new procurement procedure for revamping the capital’s iconic Chain Bridge.

The renovation project is expected to start this autumn.

In a statement on Monday, BKK said the government had decreed that the bridge spanning the Danube should not undergo any fundamental changes, so BKK is withdrawing the previous procurement tender that included broadening its pavements.

Under the new procedure, simultaneous renovation of the tramline under the Széchenyi Square and the tunnel beneath the Castle District will begin this autumn.

The government is providing 6 billion forints (EUR 18.5m) of support to the capital for the project.

In addition, planning for renovation of the public areas around Chain Bridge, the Clark Ádám Square and the Széchenyi Square has also begun.

Source: MTI

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