The reaction of Muscovites on the expansion of paid Parking, which is conducted by the head of Department of transport of Moscow Maxim Liksutov, resulted in rallies and vandalism in respect of Parking meters, said the representative of the Moscow headquarters of the popular front Vyacheslav Lysakov.
MOSCOW, 17 Dec –. First Deputy head of the constitutional Committee of the state Duma, co-Chairman of the Moscow headquarters of the popular front Vyacheslav Lysakov addressed a letter to the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin with a request to release from a post the head of Department of transport of Moscow Maxim Liksutov.
“The expansion of paid Parking zone, have occurred recently in Moscow, including the Department of transport and development of road transport infrastructure for the extension of territorial zones the organization of paid Parking in 57 municipal districts of Moscow, has caused a serious aggravation of social tension”, — the Deputy writes in the request, a copy of which is available.
According to him, the reaction of Muscovites resulted in rallies and vandalism in relation to Parking machines. Lysakov considers a disinformation campaign spreading information about “what is allegedly the expansion of paid Parking takes place solely at the request of municipal deputies and the residents of Moscow”.
“Given the serious threat to social stability in Moscow, the real reputational risk to the authority of the government, which are the actions and decisions of the leadership of the Department of transport, contrary to the opinion of Muscovites and municipal deputies, I ask You, Mr Sobyanin to cancel the order of the head of the Department of transport and development of road transport infrastructure of Moscow Liksutov M. S. about the extension of the territorial area of introducing paid Parking in Moscow to conduct an internal investigation into misinformation by Diptrans and its leadership and to free the Card from their posts,” writes Lysakov.
Lysakov also previously sent an inquiry to Prosecutor General Yury Chaika with a request to verify possible falsification of the decision of the municipal deputies of the capital of the district Dorogomilovo on the expansion of paid Parking zone.
Moscow authorities consistently extend the area of paid Parking in the city and increase prices for Parking vehicles and their evacuation in case of violation of the rules. Parking fee introduced in November 2013, in December 2014 the paid Parking zone in Moscow expanded to the limits of the Third transport ring, and also appeared on the 25th streets beyond. In addition, Parking is not free at 435 streets inside the Garden and Boulevard rings and 14 streets in the area of “Moscow-city”.