PSKOV, December 8. Deputies of the Pskov regional Assembly sent to the state Duma a request to assist in the abolition of government regulation on the system of charging truckers “Plato”. About it reported in a press-service of the Assembly.
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The speaker: the contribution of “Plato” in inflation will be minimal, but “should bring to mind”
“The deputies of the regional Assembly sent addressed to the speaker of the state Duma Sergei Naryshkin, a request to support the abolition of the system “Platon”, concerning the fees for trucks weighing over 12 tons of tolls on Federal highways. The initiative launched last Friday, belongs to the faction of the liberal democratic party, and was supported by 27 of the 41 deputies”, – said the head of the press service of obsorne Tatiana Nikitina.
According to the authors of the document, “the introduction of an additional tax is contrary to the concept of development of small and medium business in Russia”. In addition, regional legislators fear that “additional fees may lead to higher prices for consumer goods and rising unemployment”. “We ask you to assist in the abolition of the order of the government”, – the statement says.
The deputies explained that the treatment caused numerous letters addressed to the Pskov obsorne from truck drivers. As noted in the regional transport Committee, 12 years ago, the Pskov region has become a pioneer in the introduction of toll roads in region four. During this time mnogogrannikov gathered more than 2 billion roubles is directed on repair and maintenance of road projects.
“Plato” in Pskov
In the Pskov center of informational support, which provides on-Board units for inclusion in the “Plato” said that for half of last month it signed up more than 300 drivers, and that two-thirds of the number of trucks in the region.
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Rosavtodor not exclude financial sanctions to the concessionaire “Plato”
System “Platon”, providing the toll for heavy vehicles weighing more than 12 tonnes of tolls on Federal highways, are available from 15 November. Until March 1, 2016, trucks to pay 1,53 Euro for every kilometer, in the future, the rate will increase. During the first two weeks of working in the Federal budget and road Fund paid over 650 million roubles. It is planned that in 2016 the collection of payments will bring 40 billion. The money will be spent on the repair of Federal highways.
Truck drivers from different regions have recently been carrying out protests against the charging of heavy vehicles and demand to enter the moratorium on action “Plato”. November 28, Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov held a meeting with the truck drivers. Following the conversation, he said that the abolition of the system “Platon” is impossible at the moment. But the government and deputies of the state Duma, said Sokolov, has already made compromise steps and lowered the corresponding payments.
Minister of transport also asked the carriers to participate in the selection of highway infrastructure projects, which are then targeted with the money collected. Information on projects which went to the funds will be available in a special section of the website “Plato”.