From November 15, in Russia a system of “Plato”. It charges tolls to vehicles with capacity more than 12 tons, they pay 1.53 per ruble for each mile on Federal highways.
MOSCOW, 23 Dec –. The Ministry of transport of Russia is not considering charging a fee for the use of Federal highways with trucks permissible maximum mass less than 12 tons, according to the Ministry.
Earlier the Ministry of transport in cooperation with the Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation was instructed to work on the issue of introducing a system of charging fees on account of reimbursement on the roads of regional and local significance, as well as on the feasibility of charging fees for trucks having a maximum mass exceeding 3.5 tonnes.
“In the framework of the execution of the above order was carried out research work to validate the feasibility of the introduction of Board vehicles, the permissible maximum weight from 3.5 – 12 tons. As a result, a decision was made about the introduction of charging only 12 tinnikov”, — reported in the Ministry of transport on Wednesday.
They added that at present no plans to extend charging to other categories of vehicles.
The “Kommersant” newspaper on Wednesday reported that the Ministry of transport in response to the parliamentary inquiry of the Communist Valery Rashkina reported on the preparation of the study, which should identify the feasibility of charging tolls on roads with heavy trucks from 3.5 tons.
System “Platon” has earned in Russia from November 15. It charges tolls to vehicles with capacity more than 12 tons. Now the trucks pay 1,53 rubles per a kilometer on Federal highways. With 1 March 2016 the fee will amount to 3.06 rubles per kilometer.