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The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation proposes to extend the subsidized rail transportation of goods to the flood-affected regions of the Far East, until October 2014
The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation proposes to extend the subsidized rail transportation of goods to the flood-affected regions of the Far East by October 2014, according to a draft government decree posted on a single information disclosure portal.
The anomalous flood on the Amur began at the end of July 2013. Severe flooding swept the Amur and Jewish Autonomous Oblasts, Khabarovsk Territory, the emergency mode was introduced in Primorye. The previous decree, which provided for the transportation of Russian Railways to the affected regions of coal, food, building materials and humanitarian aid goods in a priority order and free of charge, was valid until the end of 2013.
"The draft decree provides for the extension until September 30, 2014 of the carriage of goods by rail to the regions of the Far East affected by large-scale floods, without charging a freight charge," said the explanatory note published on Monday.
According to the project, it is planned to direct budget allocations for these purposes in the amount of up to 910 million rubles. It is noted that the allocation of additional funds from the federal budget is not required.
Transportations are carried out when RZD receives a written application from the heads of the highest executive bodies of the state authority or top officials of the subjects of the Russian Federation who suffered from floods, indicating the consignor, consignee, station of departure, station of destination, name and quantity of the transported cargo, period of transportation. Railways for transportation recommended to hire freight cars and containers from railway operators, including subsidiaries and affiliates of the company.