In rail transport there is the possibility to drastically reduce this rate to 10% or return of the cargo base, said the head of FAS Igor Artemyev.
MOSCOW, 16 Oct. FAS insists on the necessity of indexation of tariffs for cargo railway transportation by 5.5%, up from 10 percent in 2016, said the head of FAS Igor Artemyev at the conference “Vedomosti” on “Antitrust regulation”.
“We learned that the railroad received no 10% indexation, and received only 5.5 per cent. And I think that there is a huge possibility that this rate really drastically reduce or return of the cargo base,” he said.
The Russian government is currently finalizing a position on the indexation of tariffs of natural monopolies in 2016.
According to Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev, has already decided that subsidies in 2016 will be only a suburban railway transportation and long-distance transport, freight subsidies will not. To index railway tariff decision is still pending, but most likely, the tariff indexation for freight transportation will reach 10%, while passenger — 4%, the Minister said.
Earlier in October, the head of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov said that the company will need in 2016 to 22 billion rubles of subsidies in the indexation of freight tariffs by 10%. The head of the Russian Railways said that the company has already optimized on the next year budget of 50 billion rubles. Earlier Russian Railways requested an index rate by 10% and allocate 75 billion rubles of subsidies.