Baku – Azerbaijani Transport Ministry spokesman Namig Hasanov has announced that special buses will operate in Baku during Eurovision. Azadlig Square will be terminus for the special buses during the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Four control stations will also be opened in Baku to facilitate the process of transporting the large numbers of visitors.
One of the stations will be placed at the Baku Crystal Hall, two on Azadlig Square and one station at the Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
“Buses to transport passengers to the Baku Crystal Hall, Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku International Bus Terminal and hotels will be stationed on the square,” Hasanov said.
22 taxi stops will be established in the central and main areas of the capital, served by London taxi cabs. Hasanov said taxi stops will be established in such places as the Azneft and Fizuli squares, airport, bus station and elsewhere.
“Some 220 drivers have been specially trained for driving vehicles involved during the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku,” the Transport Minister said.
There is no indication yet about how much they will be allowed to charge, but all of the taxis will be fitted to accept payment by credit card as well as cash.
Source – Today.az