Discount fare for heavy transporters is prolonged

The Russian Government Decree of February 27th, 2016 states that after March 1st, 2016, the discount fare for heavy transporters subject to the “Platon” system shall stay at the level of 1.53 rubles per kilometer.

Earlier, it was expected that from March 1st, 2016, the fare would be increased to the amount of 3.06 rubles per kilometer. However, the government decided to prolong the discount fare. The decree does not specify the term of such prolongation.

According to the new document, from June 1st, 2017, the fares shall be subject to annual increments which are composed of the actual change of the consumer price index starting from November 15th, 2015.

We remind you that the “Platon” system was introduced on November 15th, 2015. The money obtained through this system of paying for using federal highways is transferred to the road fund in compensation for damage to highways done by heavy transporters.