As reported by Vezess, due to the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, parking was made free again in early November to reduce congestion on public transport. At the same time, this caused another problem, especially in Budapest and its city center: the residents who were already using alternative modes of transport displaced the residents, as a result of which several districts of the capital acted drastically.
Subsequently, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán signed another decree on Saturday night, according to which
from Monday, the use of parking garages at night will also be free.“In residential areas, commercial P + R, parking garage, parking garage, closed surface parking and non-closed surface parking can be used free of charge in the time zone from 7 pm to 7 am. The operator of the establishment is obliged to allow free parking during this time zone. “ Bertalan Havasi, the Prime Minister’s press chief, explained the details to MTI.
Another government decision was made on the initiative of the Prime Minister:
public car parks for public bodies as well as state-owned companies will be available to anyone free of charge between 7 pm and 7 am.
In the decision, the government asks the municipalities to have the power to open the parking lots of the municipality or its owned companies to anyone from Monday and to inform the public about this decision within 48 hours.