Governor Sumin directs 26 million RUR to fare compensations

8 May 2009 (10:18)

Governor of Chelyabinsk Region Petr Sumin directed an additional 26 million RUR to compensating the expenses of public transport entities (which have offered a 50% fare discount to pensioners traveling to the countryside by bus).

According to the spokesperson for the Governor, the money is to be distributed among the transport organizations of the region’s cities and towns to make sure the retirees can enjoy the discount on May 1, 2009-October 15, 2009. 4 million RUR was allotted to the city of Chelyabinsk for this purpose in May, so the compensation comes to 30 million RUR altogether, 20 million RUR of which is to be given to Chelyabinsk.

The decision to support the pensioners was made by Chelyabinsk Region Government in 2001. Last year, the authorities allocated 30 million RUR for the purpose, 14 million RUR of which was given to Chelyabinsk.

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