The Russians wanted to make to pay tolls on free roads

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Russia wants to introduce a toll on the roads of the far North, which accounts for 70 percent of Russia’s territory. About it writes “Kommersant”.

The document was developed by the Ministry of transport and has been adopted by the state Duma in the first reading in early 2019. Now the Committee of the lower house on transport recommended to adopt the amendments to the law in the second reading.

The document allows to charge tolls on highways and bridges of the far North, even if they have no free alternatives (under the current legislation it is impossible). According to the amendments to the second reading, the charge could be introduced not only on new roads but on the old roads and bridges were renovated by private money.

According to the document, tolls on new roads will not be levied on passenger cars and motorcycles. Later will be approved an additional list of preferential categories of transport, which can get buses, taxis, trucks carrying certain goods. After the end of the concession agreement between the state and the investor, reconstructed object, travel will be free for all cars.

Amendments to the law have criticized in the state Duma. So, the Deputy Galina Danchikova noted that the residents of North little cars and motorcycles. To pay the fare, will have trucks carrying food and medical supplies, which will lead to higher prices for these goods is 40 percent.

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