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The lower prices for transport, which were determined by a decision of the Council of Ministers, should come into force today.

Public transport cards across the country will be cheaper for pensioners and students, and for children up to the age of 10, travel will be free.

Discounts on city transport cards for pensioners are increasing from 20 to 40%, and for students from 20 to 70%.

The measure is part of a mechanism aimed at financing public transport and helping vulnerable groups.

The price of the card for children and students in Sofia has already been reduced from BGN 50 to BGN 15, and children up to the age of 10 will load their cards completely free of charge.

The measure is effective from February 1 to December 31.

According to the decree of the Council of Ministers, there will be an organization and a mechanism created, according to which sums will be refunded to people who have already loaded their cards at higher prices, explained Dimitar Dilchev - Executive Director of CGM.

Starting tomorrow, schoolchildren and students travel with a monthly card for BGN 15 for all public transport in Sofia

In case there are prepaid cards for children under 10 years of age, the amounts will be refunded.

The card for these children is for the whole year.

New prices for all vehicle documents are being discussed.

It is being discussed to reduce the ticket for all bus lines, which is now BGN 500, and it could become more attractive so that people can use this service, explained Georgi Stoilov - director of OP "Traffic Organization and Control" - Plovdiv .

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