The increase in travel cost in public transport is necessary for the proper work, development and restoration of the transport infrastructure in the capital, as Vitaliy Klitschko, the Mayor of Kyiv, stated in the commentary for the journalists, the press-office reports.
“We have to raise travel cost. Because transport in Kyiv has to work properly, has to be safe and comfortable, has to be repaired in time and to be restored,” the Mayor stated.
According to him, the rise of the travel cost in Kyiv public transport is connected with the fact that the present prime cost of the travel cost is much higher than the ticket price. At the same time, Klitscko added, there is a need for the development and restoration of the rolling stock of the public transport in Kyiv. Significant funds are required to implement this.
Besides, Vitali Klitschko stressed that at the present day the city lacks the drivers of the public transport, as people do not want to work for low pay, so they seek job abroad. Therefore, the Mayor stressed, the capital’s authority has to raise salary for the drivers.
Klitschko also added that free travel for the beneficiaries of social policies will be preserved.