Lithuania introduced for Russian heavy vehicles fee for using roads

Lithuania introduced for Russian heavy vehicles fee for using roads


VILNIUS, December 21. /Corr. Vladimir Ivanov/. Drivers registered in Russia of cargo vehicles when crossing the Lithuanian territory should from 21 December to pay a fee for using roads. As explained to journalists the head of the Directorate of roads of Lithuania Egidijus Skrodenis, it was the response to similar actions by the Russian Federation.

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He recalled that on 15 November in Russia began to operate the system “Platon” on the toll for trucks weighing more than 12 tons of tolls on Federal highways, covering both Lithuanian transport. “After our carriers in Russia there was such a duty, the same fee we are introducing for the Russians,” said Skrodenis.

According to him, the fare of freight transport on the roads of Lithuania will be charged with 2005. Lithuanian-Russian intergovernmental agreements from 1992-1993 it was envisaged that the transport authorities of the two countries from road tax exempt. Now the conditions have changed.

According to preliminary calculations, road tax with Russians annually a total of approximately €5 million Purchased at gas stations daily so-called “vignette” costs €11 .

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