Tariff Council: “The issue on increase of fare in public transport is not being considered”

Baku: Tariff Council is not considering the issue on increase of fare in public transport, head of press service of the Ministry of Economy and Industry Abbas Aliyev told APA-Economics.

Aliyev said that the Transport Ministry has not appealed to the Tariff Council on increase of the fares.

The deputy head of the Baku Regional Department of the Transport Ministry’s State Department for Transport Management Amrah Jafarov told APA-Economics that the Transport Ministry will appeal to the Tariff (Price) Council for increase of fares in transport facilities.

He noted that new buses have today been put into operation: “Large funds have been spent for these buses. Probably, AZN 0.20-fare will not justify itself today”.

25 of 50 Isuzu buses are in use in the route #65 (the 9th Microdistrict – Azneft Square).

Other 25 buses will be put into operation on et route #61 soon.

These buses have been leased for 5 years. One bus costs €150,000.

Total 200 buses will be brought.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY