- 20 May 2016 9:00 AM
The Chain Bridge and tunnel reconstruction is estimated to cost 18 billion forints, the Blaha Lujza tér project 1.5 billion and the cog-wheel line extension some 23 billion, he said, adding that all projects would be carried out with a loan from the European Investment Bank which the government had approved. Another project on the list of EUsupported investments is one to build a new waste management and sludge incinerator works.
Passengers’ use of metro 4 is “not yet satisfactory” but this is expected to rise when parallel services are made less frequent, Tarlós said.
On the subject of a congestion charge in the city centre, he said its introduction was “inevitable”. “If we don’t introduce it by the end of 2017 there’ll be big trouble,” he added.
Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.