Report: No agreement between Tarlós, government
No agreement has been reached between the Hungarian government and the General Assembly of Budapest on financing the capitalʼs public transportation (BKK), Budapest Mayor István Tarlós said in an interview with Inforádió, Hungarian online daily origo.hu reported yesterday.
According to Origo, Tarlós said that the Prime Minister is not responsible for the delay in drafting the agreement, however, the mayor said, someone in the prime minister’s office is misinforming him. Tarlós noted that a significant amount of money has been missing from BKK for 26 years. He also emphasized that the previous municipal government used loans to finance public transportation in Budapest.
Tarlós added that the annual financing of BKK costs the government HUF 140-150 bln.
On Tuesday, the General Assembly of Budapest voted in favor of the Budapest Olympic Games 2024 and offered HUF 774 bln for the event. According to Index.hu, after the vote, Tarlós announced that he cannot guarantee that the BKK will not reduce its transportation lines due to the HUF 20-25 bln missing from the BKK budget.
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