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MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev asked ministries of transport economic development, and finance to submit agreed proposals on the timeframe for increasing the fee for heavy trucks’ driving on federal highways by February 10, the Government said on Wednesday on its website.
"Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Economic Development, and Ministry of Finance to submit agreed proposals to the Russian Federation Government on increase of the fee to the account of reimbursement of damage caused to federal public motorways by vehicles with the gross vehicle weight rating over 12 tons by February 10, 2016," the Government said.
The system charging fees from heavy trucks with a mass of more than 12 tons for using the federal roads titled Platon has been in effect since November 15, 2015. Up to March 1 2016 truck drivers will have to pay 1.53 rubles (roughly two US cents) per kilometer. Under the existing plans the rate is to go up in the future. The money is to be spent on road repairs.