Gellért Hill Funicular Project Gets Permit

  • 25 Nov 2021 6:33 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Gellért Hill Funicular Project Gets Permit
A plan to build a funicular on the Gellért Hill in Buda has received an environmental permit, clearing the way for the project, Népszava reports.

The permit, issued in mid-November, is valid until the end of November 2031, and no appeal against it is possible.

The city of Budapest has a 25% stake in the project company Rác Sikló and the rest is owned by private investors.

The disaster protection, heritage protection and environmental protection authorities, as well as the Danube-Ipoly National Park, also approved the project.

The only additional condition imposed is that the building of the upper station should be implemented with “the fullest possible fit to the colours and materials of the landscape background”.

According to the environmental feasibility study, “the landscape of the Gellért Hill will change significantly”.

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