The Ministry of transport is considering the introduction of the “Plato” for 3.5 ton trucks

The Ministry of transport to discuss the idea of whether or not to introduce tolls on Federal highways with vehicles weighing from 3.5 to 12 tons. Write about this “Vedomosti” citing one of the Federal officials and similar contract that appeared on the procurement website.

According to the newspaper, talking about the contract called “the Scientific substantiation of expediency of introduction in Russia of a system of toll-road shared use of vehicles with a permissible maximum weight from 3.5 to 12 tons in order a phased transition to the principle of “user pays”.

It was concluded between PKU “Rostransmodernizatsiya” and the Higher school of Economics in June of this year. As explained by the publishing Director of the Institute for transport Economics and transport policy HSE Mikhail Blinkin, the implementation of the contract is not finished yet.

A representative of the operator “Plato” — “RT-invest the transport system — reported that they these plans are not discussed. The Ministry of transport for the request is not answered.

The interviewed representatives of logistics companies said that trucks weighing between 3.5 tonnes are typically used to deliver short distances, for example from the distribution center to point of sales — from Moscow to Tula, Ryazan, Tver, the Wedge, etc. the Introduction of the “Plato” for this class of vehicles will hit carriers using small – and medium-duty machine.

The sides predict that the cost of transportation per unit of goods will rise, and from of such traffic refuse the shipper. The introduction of the collection in “Plato” with a 3.5-tonner will cause resentment and negative sentiment from carriers and transport companies will include new costs in the transportation costs, they predict.

Now the “Plato” applies to trucks with permissible maximum mass exceeding 12 tonnes. While you will be charged at a reduced rate of 1,53 rbl. for 1 km In early November, the transport Ministry has proposed to raise the tariff system “Platon” from February 2017 from the current of 1.53 to 2.61 RUB RUB, from June — to 3.06 RUB.