Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration (KRSA) Igor Rainin has denied an increase on new fares on commuter trains, reports the KRSA press service.
He stressed the new tariffs are not economically justified.
Management of a branch of Southern Railway PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia urged KRSA to agree a 43% hike in travel on suburban trains.
“I think the increase in travel on commuter trains untimely and groundless. I am against raising prices on travel on suburban electric at the moment. Calculating tariffs for such transportation must be clearly formed on the economic basis and take into account the solvency of the population. The poorest inhabitants of the region usually use commuter train services and the price increase would simply deprive many of them the possibility to go to work or to their summer cottages,” noticed the head of KRSA.
Rainin noted that currently there are no legal grounds for the tariff increase: “The methodology of calculating tariffs is not provided and so the economic feasibility of the tariff may be questionable.”