Though change of the fare in the Baku Metro is expedient in the view of expenses, it will not happen, Trend reports quoting Taghy Ahmadov, the head of the Baku Metro, as saying at a news conference on Friday.
According to Ahmadov, despite repeated addresses on change of tariffs, the Tariff Council regards it as inexpedient at present.
From June 1996 the fare in the Metro remains unchangeable i.e. 250 old manats (around $0.05). 35bn manats grant, allocated by the Azerbaijani government in 2006, does not cover event insufficient part of purchase of spares.
Touching upon wage rise of 4,500 employees of the Baku Metro, Ahmadov said the level of wage is much lower, taking into consideration hard working conditions.
At present average wage of an employee, including, premiums and different privileges, comprises 700,000 old manats, the head of the Baku Metro underlined.
According to Ahmadov, increase of the fare may serve to wage rise of employees of the Metro.
At present the fare must be 1,550 manats, but taking into consideration additional expenses, the figure must comprise 2,750 manats, Ahmadov stressed.