Budapest mayor withdraws smog alert

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The smog alert in place for Budapest was withdrawn this morning, although the “information” grade of the alert is still on due to the unpredictable weather conditions, according to Hungarian online news portal index.hu.

Today the level of smog is expected to be under the critical threshold level; however, as of tomorrow afternoon, the quality of the air might worsen, according to reports. Thus, the “information” alert remains in place.

Despite the withdrawal of the alert, Mayor István Tarlós asked Budapest citizens to use public transport where possible. To encourage that, reports say that for as long as the smog remains a problem, car owners can travel free of charge on public transport in the capital if they carry with them the registration card of their vehicle.

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