The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has submitted to the government a draft resolution, proposing to amend the provision of railway fares amendment, which in the future will lay in the cargo transportation rates an allowance for the maintenance of the “technical status and upgrade of locomotive complex”, reports “Kommersant” with reference to the caught you a document.
In December, Russian Railways was allowed to add another 2% to the rate for capital repairs only in 2017, but in 2018, the allowance from the base of formation of tariffs had to be deleted. Now this practice may extend, the newspaper said.
In addition, the document provides for reimbursement to the so-called lost required gross revenue (RGR — baseline for calculating the tariff monopoly), if the actual volume of services provided will be lower than predicted. According to “Kommersant”, formerly such a request the head of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov approached the head of FAS Igor Artemyev, explaining that in 2016, the company fell short of 56 billion roubles for the substitution of expensive goods cheap. At the end of February, the Committee on tariffs of the Council of consumers of JSC Russian Railways rejected the proposal Oleg Belozerov on almost all points as unfounded.
Experts interviewed by the publication, note that these steps are directed on support of Russian Railways, and can lead to growth of tariffs more than on 10% a year.
In the FAS “Kommersant” explained that this document is not final and working nature. Now the project will discuss with the transport Ministry, who has not decided their position on this issue, but noted that RGR can be adjusted only if the income was a shortfall, for objective reasons, and overstatement “a carload component” was not.
In addition, FAS emphasize the idea of reducing premiums within the tariff corridor. Now JSC “RZD” can be flexibly set the fare from plus 10% to minus 50% for most goods, and a draft document reduces the upper bound to 5% in 2018 and zero in 2019. Also going to tighten the rules on the procurement: if the Railways will conduct the procurement is not on competition or not in electronic trading, the FAS can apply the method of comparison of analogues and to deduct the costs of deviation from the norm.