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Saturday, October 22, 2016

The transport Ministry has proposed to take money from motorists for crossing the border

In Russia there can be the payment for crossing the border road and rail freight transport. This innovation, according to media reports, has proposed the Ministry of transport. Now it is necessary to equip the border crossings that will have to spend 250 billion rubles. The money somewhere it must be found.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the Ministry of transport has proposed to use for the organization of such fees system “Platon”. The fact that the checkpoints have crossed the border this year to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of transport after the liquidation of the Russian border. It turned out that all of these items are in need of modernization, because of the 314 items meet the standards no more than 20%. For the reconstruction we need at least 250 billion Here in this purpose and prepared a proposal.

While the transport Ministry could not name the sum which it is proposed to collect cars and trucks, as well as a ton of cargo if when talking about rail transport. Also I have not decided yet whether created by a single operator charging a fee or operators will be a few.

The source said that the Ministry plan in the second half of October to spend on this issue, an extended meeting. If the proposal is approved by the government, the fee for using the border crossings can be introduced in the second half of 2017.

Representatives of the carriers have already told the publication that this will be a significant new burden on their business, which could lead to higher prices for products and commodities, as these are direct costs associated with logistics. However, another representative of carriers declared that if the fees will be reduced during passage of the border, the business will be “ready to bear a reasonable burden”.


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