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KARÁCSONY CALLS ON GOVT TO TRANSFER TRANSPORT SUBSIDY

 

The municipal council of Budapest demands that the government should transfer 12 billion forints (EUR 32.7m), which, under the budget law, is due to the city as a public transport subsidy, Mayor Gergely Karácsony told a press conference on Thursday.
“Today is the day” when the government should reimburse the municipality for the difference between ticket sales revenues and the costs of operation of the city’s public transport system, the mayor said. The capital “cannot and does not want to scrape together the 12 billion from various pockets… we demand that the government should fork out what it owes to the city” Karácsony said.
The city’s management “has done everything” so that the level of services should not be lowered because of “the government’s punishing Budapest” Karácsony said, but added that “there is a point when we have no more resources”.