Moscow. December 3. The reasons for the extension of preferential treatment fees for heavy vehicles at present, stated to journalists by the Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov.
“Economic or technical reasons, technological reasons for this preferential regime to cancel or to renew, no,” said Sokolov.
He noted that the funds must be received by the Federal road Fund at the expense of this tool, already included in the revenue side of the budget, which is under consideration by the state Duma. “And, by the way, not only income but also costs. They will go to the road funds of subjects of the Russian Federation on the implementation of projects in Khabarovsk, the Volga region, Rostov-on-don, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk and other regions of the country,” the Minister said.
Mr. Sokolov has repeatedly stated that the system is operating normally, and to stop its work is not planned.
From November 15 in Russia earned a system of charging trucks with a permissible maximum weight of 12 tonnes on account of compensation of damage when driving on Federal roads, called “Plato”.
The launch of the system was accompanied by a malfunction, as well as the ongoing protests by the truckers across Russia. Carriers complained about the injustice of the system, indicating that they already pay the transport tax and excise taxes included in fuel cost. In addition, carriers indicated that the charge itself will lead to losses and bankruptcy of small companies, noting that the rate is too high for them, and pre-paid principle would lead to the withdrawal of funds from circulation.
In response to claims of industry representatives, the authorities decided to reduce the tariff for the first period of operation hovercraft: until 29 February 2016 it is set at the level of 1.53 rubles per kilometer of distance traveled. From 1 March 2016 until 31 December 2018 it will amount to 3.06 rubles. It was also decided to reduce the penalties for nonpayment of travel: the common penalty for non-payment for travel on Federal highways by trucks with weight over 12 tons will be reduced to 5 thousand rubles from the current 450 thousand For the second violation stipulated penalty in the amount of 10 thousand rubles.