Tatarstan authorities: passenger traffic in transport after the introduction of QR codes decreased by 20-30%
decreased after the introduction of QR codes. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads of the Republic Andrei Yegorov, Interfax reports.
According to Yegorov, the flow of passengers, according to preliminary data, decreased by 20-30 percent. This number also includes those who were not allowed into the transport on November 22 due to the lack of a QR code, said a representative of the department on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel.
“There are people who refused to travel to public transport. They preferred to get to their destination by personal or taxi, ”he said. Egorov added that the losses that carriers may incur may be reimbursed, and this issue has already been agreed with the President of the Republic, Rustam Minnikhanov. He also said that on behalf of the head of Tatarstan, more than 2000 devices that read QR codes were handed over to carriers.
QR codes in public transport in Tatarstan must be presented from November 22. The region became the first entity to announce such measures. Documents are also checked when selling tickets. If a resident refuses to present the QR code, he will have to leave the vehicle.