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Four cleared to bid in e-toll tender

Hungary's State Motorway Management Company (ÁAK) on Saturday said it cleared four parties to bid in a tender to build an electronic toll system.

Eight parties registered to participate in the tender by the deadline on October 10. The four parties in the new round must submit offers by November 5. Dailies Népszabadság and Népszava said the four parties were T-Systems Magyarország, Getronics Magyarország, a consortium of Kapsch Trafficom and Kapsch Telematic Services, and China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation.
Hungary is to introduce an electronic toll system by July 1, 2013 at the latest under a recently published government resolution. The size of tolls in the new system will be determined by distance travelled. The system at present uses vignettes valid for time increments. The government has allocated HUF 42 billion for the construction of the system.