- 18 Oct 2017 8:52 AM
As part of the checks held between mid-June and late-September, the authorities withdrew 11 licences and imposed fines totalling 41 million forints (EUR 134,000), the statement said.
The most common violation was the lack of a passenger transport licence, resulting in a fine of 600,000 forints.
The ministry said that taxis that breach regulations also damage Hungary’s reputation among tourists arriving in Budapest.
Several checks were held near the Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest and authorities often acted as mystery shoppers to reveal cases of overcharging and the failure to issue an invoice. The checks are planned to continue, the ministry said.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.