Representatives of the truckers who oppose the system of collecting fees for passage on Federal highways “Plato”, announced a national protest “Snail”. That the action will start on Friday, December 11, at 12:00 and last until 17:00 (local time), said the coordinator of the protesting drivers of heavy trucks St. Petersburg, Sergei Gulyaev on Twitter. He urged all participants inconsistent with the authorities shares in this period of time to reduce speed on roads up to 5 km/h.
Tomorrow Russian Snail #truckers from 12.00 to 17.00
Where you caught this time, and the brake 5 km/h.
— Sergey Gulyaev (@Gulyaev_S) 10 December 2015
“And, by the way, the truckers can and should be joined by all, and the car too”, – said Gulyaev.
At the same time, it became clear that not all the participants of the protest movement ready to support the action. As it became known, the truckers, they established a temporary camp in Khimki near Moscow, will not participate in the announced event. About it radio station “Echo of Moscow” has informed a press-the Secretary of the truckers Taisia Nikitenko.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that the government does not conduct discussions on the temporary termination, or banning system “Platon”. He said that on Thursday, December 10, will be a meeting on “Plato” with the participation of associations of freight carriers and retail chains.
On the eve of food producers and retailers warned Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the likelihood of significant price increases because of the system “Platon” on the eve of the New year, especially for socially important goods.
As explained by the retailers, some transportation companies refuse transportation because of failures in the system or lack of devices for debiting of tolls. On Thursday, Medvedev said that in the “Plato” does not have registered part of truckers. He noted that he sees no global issues with the work “Plato”.
Remember, “Plato” was launched on November 15. According to the approved tariffs the fare is 1.53 rubles per a kilometer on Federal highways. It is planned that from March 1, this fee will be increased to 3.06 ruble per kilometer.
The introduction of the system caused a wave of protests from truckers. Drivers of trucks from different regions got almost to Moscow, having organized two protest camps in the Moscow area “Khimki”, which is located in the Parking lot near the shopping center “Mega-Khimki” and “Kashirsky”.
Amid protests, the state Duma adopted a bill, radically reducing the penalties to carriers for non-payment of fare under “Plato”. Sanctions reduced from 450 thousand rubles to 5 thousand rubles for legal entities. Drivers fined.