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Ministry Forbids Baja From Making Local Public Transporation Free

Since the beginning of the year, residents of the southern Hungarian town of Baja have been able to use public transport free of charge. The result have been encouraging thus far, but the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM) has deemed that the decision by the Baja municipality is illegal, writes ATV.

The ministry wrote to the city to inform them that rider fees could not be changed during the state of emergency, and gave the municipality two months to resolve the issue.

The municipality of Baja is trying to get Parliament to take up the issue and come up with appropriate legislation for such cases. [Telex]

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