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Bishkek City Administration not plan to raise public transport fare

The Bishkek City Administration does not plan to raise public transport fare. Head of the mayor’s office, Balbak Tulobaev, posted on Facebook.

He noted that the city administration planned to introduce e-tickets, but the fare would not change. «The new technology will allow collecting even more revenues for the city’s treasury. Everything will be transparent and open,» the head of the office said.

Carriers regularly ask the city administration to revise the fares for minibuses, organizing strikes. They believe that it becomes unprofitable to transport passengers, and drivers leave the service.

The City Administration doesn’t rush to raise the tariffs, but they do not exclude such a possibility. The Municipal Transport Department offered to consider the possibility of subsidizing minibuses at the expense of the city treasury.

Bishkek City Council also believes that it is time to increase the public transport fare.