The media learned about Russia’s plans to charge for crossing the border


The Ministry of transport of Russia offers to introduce a fee for crossing the state border by cars and freight trains. About it reports “Kommersant”, citing a source familiar with the proposal Department.

The proposal of the Ministry of transport has prepared in pursuance of instructions following a meeting held in late August session of the State boundary Commission (SBC), said the interlocutor of the edition.

According to him, the first phase of implementation of toll system to pay for the proposed road and rail crossing points across the border. Transport the Ministry of transport proposes to take money depending on its category, car or truck, and train — per ton of cargo.

In addition, the Agency proposes to create a single operator for toll collection based on the elements of the system “Platon”, said the source. He noted that the timing of the idea and the size of the Board, the Ministry of transport proposals not submitted. According to the interlocutor of the edition, an expanded meeting on this issue scheduled for the second half of October.

The Ministry of transport on the request to “Kommersant” has not replied.

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