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Czech Republic, toward a toll to enter downtown Prague

It should come into force next year

30 August, 18:50

(ANSA) - PRAGUE, 30 AGO - From next year, motorists could be asked to pay a daily toll of 200 crowns (8 euros) to access the Mala Strana district and Smetanovo nabrezi, one of the banks of the Vltava near Charles Bridge, in central Prague.
    The news was reported by city councilor Vojtech Ryvola, pointing out that the project, aimed at reducing the number of cars in Prague's center and facilitating streetcar traffic, is still under discussion.
    The project proposed by Prague's first district city hall has been criticized by the administrations of some of the capital's suburbs. Zdenek Hrib, Prague's deputy mayor in charge of transportation, clarified that the tax would not apply to residents or businesses. He also underlined that the measure will affect only the two designated localities, not the entire first borough. (ANSA).

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