MOSCOW, February 20. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade and the Ministry of economic development with the participation of JSC “Russian Railways” (RZD) OJSC “Central exurban passenger company” and JSC “State transport leasing company” in the framework of the adopted investment programme to ensure that in 2016, the acquisition of rolling stock in the amount of not less than 400 units.
According to the press service of the government, the results of the execution of the instructions of the Ministry and companies must submit reports to the government of the Russian Federation in June 2016 and January 2017.
In addition, on 9 February in Tver meeting on the development of transport engineering, the Ministry of transport jointly with the interested ministries and departments requested to submit to the government before June 1, the concept of long-term model of organization of passenger rail transport long-distance in conjunction with other modes of transport.
The head of government instructed the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade, Ministry of economic development jointly with Russian Railways to submit within two months to the Cabinet of Ministers proposals on amendments to the investment program the Federal passenger company in the acquisition in 2016 long-distance cars based on the direction of funds released from the establishment of the zero rate of VAT on the carriage of passengers and Luggage by railway transport in General use in long-distance.
The Ministry of transport, Ministry of economic development and the Ministry of Finance should submit to the government a draft decree on adjustment of the passport of the investment project “Acquisition of traction rolling stock” based on the need areas previously reserved funds of the national welfare Fund in the amount of 39.8 billion rubles for its implementation in 2016.
The Ministry of transport and the Ministry of industry and trade with Railways are required to submit to the government until April 13, 2016 to define polygons for testing and trial operation of train innovative cars with increased axle load of 27 tons per axle, including with regard to heavy freight traffic.
In addition, the FAS, the Ministry of transport, the Ministry of industry and trade, Ministry of economic development with the participation of RZD have until June 1 to submit to the government proposals on amendments to the tariff price list to providing non-discriminatory tariff preferences for cars with better specifications when you confirm the Railways economic efficiency of their use. Pending the adoption of relevant decisions, according to the report, existing tariff preferences are saved.
Medvedev also has charged to develop till June 1 tariff schemes, providing for the spread incorporated in the price list N10-01 principles of reducing the cost of transporting tons of cargo with increasing loading of the car over 80 tons in the new generation cars, with the relevant technical regulations.