Rates on Baku Intercity and Suburban Traffic Changed
Today, on September 28, Azerbaijan`s Tariff Council has held a regular meeting, during which the rates on the intercity and suburban traffic services (including the route Baku-Sumgayit-Baku) have been considered and changed, Trend reports.
A message spread by the Tariff Council of the country speaks a project prepared on the basis of the information received from the Transport Ministry, managing subjects, monitoring held by the Council jointly with the corresponding offices of the Executive Power, as well as on the basis of the population`s opinions and suggestions was considered during the meeting.
Since the issue is of social importance, the unified rate was put forward to be introduced in order to avoid the rapid increase in the rates and stimulate the reconstruction of the city transport capacities at the same time,
Therefore, by the decision of the Tariff Council of the country, the unified basic fee in the Baku intercity traffic was fixed at the level of 0.15 AZN. That fee will be at the level of 0.15 AZN in the suburban traffic (at the distance 1-15 km), 0.2 AZN - (1-25 km), 0.25 AZN - (1 -30 km), 0.3 AZN - (1 40 km), 0.4 AZN - (1 50 km), 0.6 AZN - (more 50 km).
At the same time, the Council cut down the fee in more than 50 intercity traffics from 0.2 AZN to 0.15 AZN. The rate on the traffic Baku-Sumgayit-Baku was fixed at the level of 0.3 AZN. If the passenger, using the traffic Baku-Sumgayit, wants to get a place within Sumgayit City, he or she will have to pay additional fee for it.
The new rates are to be put into force starting from October 9, 2006.