The profile state Duma Committee on transport and construction proposed to delete the second reading of the rate of introduction of the congestion charge in certain areas of the cities contained in the resonant bill of the government “On organization of road traffic…”. About this TASS said the head of the Duma Committee Evgeny Moskvichev.
The government bill was introduced in the lower house of Parliament in April 2016 and was adopted in first reading in December last year on one of last plenary sessions of autumn session.
According to Moskvicheva, his Committee back in April of current year has directed to the State legal Department (GPU) presidential administration prepared for the second reading of the bill, “where is the question of charging entrance to the city, the Russian Federation is missing”.
“This bill is in the President’s administration, the GPU, where there are issues about charging for traffic (in certain areas),” – said the MP.
“The Committee this position was occupied, and we will insist on this position,” he said, adding that the Committee is now “waiting for the results, comments, suggestions on this initiative.”
Earlier, the GPU in your opinion on this bill, a copy of which is available to TASS, is not recommended the state Duma to adopt it in the second reading of the original edition, acknowledging that the document “has a corruption potential.”
In the presidential administration said that “established in the bill requirements, which introduced a temporary restriction by charging fees that are very General and provide the bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation law by charging fees to limit traffic at their discretion”. The GPU was pointed out that the bill requires revision to address the deficiencies.
After entering into the state Duma of the document has caused a wide resonance in the media. Some deputies have suggested that its adoption would effectively open the way for the introduction of the congestion charge in city centres and promised to suspend the relevant rules.
The Moscow authorities, for example, has repeatedly stressed that it is not planning to enter the city further restrictive measures for motorists. As was stated by the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, no congestion charge in the capital, no paid Parking in the yards will not.