Omeljan doubt that train fares will rise this year

Minister of infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian announced that he was not sure whether the increased rail freight rates by 25% in 2017. He told about it on the sidelines after a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, transfers “observer”.

“March 1 is a very optimistic scenario. Probably not until April, if this decision will generally be made by the government”, – he told, answering a question on possible terms of indexation of tariffs.

The Minister categorically rejected the possibility of indexation of railway rates in the winter.

Recall that in late December, the tariff Committee of the Ministry of Infrastructure agreed to a 25% increase in tariffs for railway cargo transportation in 2017.

In January 2017, the Ministry has proposed to raise tariffs torailways cargo within the country by 25% since February of 2017.

In addition, the Ministry of infrastructure with the criticism agreed on the financial plan of Ukrzaliznytsia for 2017. According to the Omelyan, the Ministry is expected to harmonize more thorough and systematic document.

The Ministry of infrastructure “did not see a systematic and convincing position” in the allocation of 12 billion UAH of capital investmentsaimed at the development of “Ukrzaliznytsi” in 2017.