Budapest (MTI) – The test run of Hungary’s new toll system is under way, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told public Kossuth radio on Friday.

Orban said the test run would last until the third week of January, calling on all who have objections to come forward with their critical remarks before that period ends. The cabinet will then assess the experience gained and draw the “reasonable” conclusions. The finalised system will become operational in February, he added.

Orban said the new system of county tolls was good but agreed with the argument that those exiting a motorway just outside a county border just because there is no earlier exit should not be made to pay an additional toll.

Under the scheme introduced on Jan. 1 a fee applies to use of the M0 ring around Budapest and links to motorways. E-stickers for individual counties costing 5,000 forints, or 16 euros, a year can also be purchased.

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