Basic rights ombudsman Máté Szabó has started an official inquiry into the way City Hall and the Budapest Transport Centre BKK handled the relatively heavy snowfall in Budapest on January 14. His office said traffic and public transport practically came to a standstill.
The office is conducting the inquiry in a fast-track procedure and expects to complete it in the near future.
Mayor István Tarlós said in response he hopes that Szabó has also sent a letter to God about the snowfall, as human rights could have been endangered there, too.
Snow really injures human rights, as, for instance people have to wade through snow, he said sarcastically.
It takes time everywhere in the world to clear snow, Tarlós added.
Source: Hungary Around the Clock
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