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Hungary’s Parliament approves e-toll

In Hungary

Parliament approved late Monday a law introducing a proportional electronic toll on Hungarian motorways, dual carriageways and highways, state news agency MTI reported. The toll will be payable on lorries weighing more than 3.5 tons from July 1, 2013. The law was approved with 251 ayes, 86 nays and two abstentions. The exact rates will be determined in a separate decree to be issued soon. Lawmakers have authorized the government to specify details for exempting farmers transporting live animals and, for the harvest period, farmers’ own vehicles carrying farm produce from the toll through a decree. The government has offered a compensation package of over HUF 10 billion (€34.8 million) to transporters.

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