The tariff system of the Platon public system for traveling heavy trucks on federal highways will increase by 14 kopecks from July 1, to 2,04 rubles per kilometer, with a further increase to 2,2 rubles from February 1, 2020 and to 2,35 rubles from February 1, 2021 , according to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.
“The size of the tariff indexation of the state system“ Platon ”from July 1, 2019 will be reduced by more than two times the amount of accumulated inflation and will amount to 14 kopecks. The size of the fee for freight carriers for using federal roads will be equal to 2,04 rubles per kilometer, ”the ministry said in a statement referring to the head of the Ministry of Transport, Eugene Dietrich.
“In order to reduce the burden on entrepreneurs and ensure a smooth change in the infrastructure tariff, we abandoned the simultaneous indexation immediately on the full amount of accumulated inflation and will reach this indicator within three years. From February 1, 2020, the Platon state system tariff will be 2,20 rubles per kilometer, from February 1, 2021 - 2,35 rubles per kilometer. Further, indexation will be carried out from February 1 of each calendar year by the size of annual inflation, according to forecasts, by about 4%, ”the minister said.
Now the tariff of the Platon state system, which heavy trucks pay for the damage they cause to federal roads, is 1,9 rubles per kilometer. According to a government decree, tariff indexation should be carried out annually from July 1 to the level of accumulated inflation, but last year indexation was postponed for this year.
According to Dietrich, the applied approach with stretching the increase in the tariff for accumulated inflation will increase the number of roads and bridges being repaired due to additional funds from the Platon system, which will positively affect traffic safety and speed of cargo delivery.
According to the Ministry of Transport, 1,2 million vehicles are registered in the Platon state system. The volume of revenues to the Road Fund of Russia during its work reached 77 billion rubles. More than 2 thousand kilometers of roads have already been repaired with these funds, more than 30 bridges in 40 regions of the country have been restored and built. Also, within the framework of the project of the All-Russian Popular Front “Map of Killed Roads”, 700 kilometers of federal roads were repaired based on the choice of carriers, reconstruction of the R-243 highway from Kostroma to Perm is underway.