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Balázs Fürjes, the state secretary in charge of development projects in and around Budapest, welcomed the agreement of Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, to hold a meeting of the municipal public development council next month. At the meeting scheduled for Oct. 15, the government intends to discuss the situation around Budapest’s public transport system as well as planned traffic changes on the city’s Grand Boulevard, Fürjes said on Twitter. Speaking to MTI, he said the government and the city council were expected to finalise the agenda later this week. He said the government’s proposals concerning the city’s traffic aimed to make the lives of Budapest residents easier and the city more climate friendly, as well as to reduce pollution. Meanwhile, the ruling Fidesz-Christian-Democrat alliance welcomed the mayor’s decision to reconvene the body. In a Facebook entry, the parties proposed, among other things, that the city council delay the deadline for Budapest taxi drivers to replace vehicles older than 10 years until next year.