Initiative BONDS on a quarterly automatic tariff increase is evidence of the unwillingness of its leadership to engage in dialogue with business. This is referred to in the article “the Customer is always wrong: “Ukrzaliznytsya” prepares the business tariff increase”, reports 112 Ukraina.
“The initiative TIES on the quarterly automatic tariff increase is evidence of the unwillingness of its leadership to engage in dialogue with businesses, since now any increase in fares requires discussion, taking into account the comments and suggestions of major shippers and receivers. And they always insist on the intended use of additional revenue BONDS received from the tariff increase. It is that those “extra” billions of hryvnia did not dissolve in the budget of the railway, as if in a bottomless pit, and used for specific projects”, – reported in the material.
The author of the article Igor Vorontsov gives the example of particular relevance to the issue of modernization of railway stretch “Kamysh-Zorya – Volnovakha”, through which is the supply of raw materials of the Mariupol metallurgical works named. Ilyich and “Azovstal”.
“Because of the events in the Kerch Strait is very likely that the logistics on the Azov sea will be blocked or hampered – and then metallurgists need to redirect the shipment of finished products to the black sea ports. This is not possible without capacity expansion area “Komysh-Zoria – Volnovaha”, otherwise Ukraine is losing 1.5% of GDP because of the decline in capacity utilization of Mariupol of plants”, – stated in the material.
As noted by Vorontsov, the railroad can instead project to spend additional billions from the automatic “indexing” to increase salaries and bonuses to management.
“To make it much harder if in the course of consultations with the business have to take on certain obligations to customers. It is obvious that the monopolist would be much nicer to spend money at own discretion – but it should not be in principle” – sums up Alexander Vorontsov.