Transport Ministry considers rise of railway tariffs as inexpedient
The Azerbaijani Transport Ministry considers inexpedient the rise of tariffs for cargo and passenger transportation by rail, the Ministry told Trend.
At present the tariffs for cargo and passenger transportation by rail are higher than many CIS countries. However, tariffs are the state policy and their increase in the current situation is almost impossible. We, as the central executive body, do not recommend the Azerbaijan State Railway Department (ASRD) to increase tariffs, an official of the Ministry said.
Earlier the ASRD presented to the Transport Ministry proposals regarding the opportunities for increase of prices. Following rise in tariffs for some types of oil products, including the diesel fuel, which is used by diesel locomotives, the ASRD states the necessity of increasing the transportation tariffs. The ASRD regards as expedient the increase of tariffs in the first half-year.