Bratislava, September 12 (TASR) – Public transport in Bratislava and the entire region will be free of charge during the informal EU summit this coming Friday, Bratislava mayor Ivo Nesrovnal announced at a press conference on Monday.
“I don’t want to see such a significant event for the city being linked by people from Bratislava only to restrictions and complications,” said Nesrovnal.
“I know that this won’t resolve all problems, but I believe that it will mitigate some traffic complications expected on Friday,” said the mayor.
Major traffic restrictions will be in place in Bratislava as of Friday morning as foreign delegations will begin transferring from Bratislava M.R. Stefanik Airport to Bratislava Castle. This will include the closure of the D1 motorway bypass of Bratislava, which is the single busiest road stretch in Slovakia, and some other key traffic arteries and bridges in the Slovak capital.
The political meetings are scheduled to take place at Bratislava Castle, while press conferences are due to be at the Incheba fair site.