Contrary to the proposals of the Ministry of economic development, the system of collecting fees from heavy trucks “Plato” will revert to the full rate, as the test period of work, when the drivers were charged 1.53 rubles per kilometer, is coming to an end. As transfers “Interfax”, the Ministry of transport expects that the decision to return to the full tariff will be made soon.
The transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said: “I think that this decision can be made, should be discussed now, at the turn of 2016 and 2017″.
He recalled that earlier this year “it was decided to extend the test mode of operation of this system is 1.5 rubles for a period to ensure that the system is working fine”. In the end, this test is failed – the system “works fine”.
According to Sokolov, “today more than 14 billion rubles arrived in the budget of the Russian Federation, to the Federal road Fund,” in the system “nearly 700 thousand users.” “So this test period objective of the course is completed”, he said.
According to the Minister, to implement various road projects, “of course, I must return, to restore the financial model of the collection in this system, which was originally conceived at the start of this project.” Recall that initially the rate had to be twice – 3.06 rubles per kilometer, but it was decided to reduce after protests by truckers.
Sokolov is sure that the new tariff will allow “not only to collect and redistribute the money to the important for each subject, each of the city projects, but also to optimize the logistics chain of cargo movement along the transport arteries of our country.”
In September this year, the Ministry of economic development proposed to extend the concessional rate to 2019, leaving the price of 1.53 rubles per kilometer, and also to change the method of calculating the payment, adjusting the average mileage.
One of the reasons is the rise in price of shipping. As noted in the Ministry, almost all business entities regardless of the fields of activity noted the increase in the cost of freight 12-ton crane since the introduction of the “Plato” in November of 2015, from 0.5% to 25%, and in individual cases by 46%.
Because of this, the Ministry had noted “a slight increase in the prices of final products” of a number of farmers (potatoes, eggs) and metallurgical company (TMK).
In addition, companies using the system “Platon”, pointed out its errors: for example, incorrect work of the personal Cabinet. Carriers noted that the Board devices often come into disrepair, and in some regions there is a shortage of the replacement. Also fixed a failure to credit fees on the account, periodically there is a double charge fee.
“Plato” is a system of charging trucks with a permissible maximum weight of 12 tonnes on account of damages when driving on Federal roads, who is in Russia on 15 November 2015. The system involves the use for calculation of payment of on-Board devices as well as route maps.
Its launch was accompanied by failures in work systems as well as mass protests by truckers: they complained of the injustice of the system, indicating that they pay the transport tax and excise taxes included in fuel cost.
It was planned that by March 1, 2016, the truck owners will pay 1.53 rubles for each kilometer, and then until 31 December 2018 – 3.06 rubles. But at the end of winter on the background of the protests of the drivers, the government froze the indexation of tariffs of the “Plato” until the summer of 2017.