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Savelyev: maximum efforts of the Ministry of Transport should be focused on transport strategy

The candidate for the post of Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation also proposed to increase the number of low-cost airlines in Russia

Savelyev: maximum efforts of the Ministry of Transport should be focused on transport strategy

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MOSCOW, November 9. / TASS /. The maximum efforts of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation should be focused on the implementation of the goals of the transport strategy, said candidate for the post of Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev at a meeting of the relevant State Duma committee.

“There is now a [transport] strategy until 30 and a strategy until 2035 is in development,” he said. “Now I more or less understand where I would like to put my maximum effort. bringing to a result and to implementation. The number of roads that should be in the country, especially federal roads - they should be approximately doubled before 35. The funds that are included in the budget - they are huge. "

Savelyev noted that the transport strategy budget includes about 1.9 trillion rubles, of which 500 billion rubles. - budget resources.

According to him, among the important tasks of the transport industry are the construction of world transport corridors, the expansion of the BAM's capacity and the development of the Northern Sea Route.

Low-cost airlines

The number of low-cost airlines in Russia should be higher, said Vitaly Savelyev, a candidate for the post of Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation.

"There should be more such low-cost airlines [like Pobeda Airlines] in our country. Now the world trend shows that all aviation is developing in terms of low-cost carriers," he said.

He cited central Russia and the Far East as the regions in which a low-cost airline could operate.

At the moment, there is only one low-cost airline in Russia - Pobeda, which began flights in 2014.

About road safety

The increase in road safety will lead to GDP growth of 0.2-0.25%, Saveliev said.

"If we take with you the transport strategy until 2035 [.....], there is a very interesting safety indicator: if we only raise road safety by a few percent < ... >, it will increase the contribution to GDP by 0.2-0.25%. Therefore, of course, we need to increase road safety. "

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government by 2030 to reduce the death rate in road accidents to 4 people per 100 thousand people. The innovations should be implemented within the framework of the national project "Safe and High-Quality Roads" (BKAD).

The number of deaths in road traffic accidents per 100 thousand of the population is one of the most controversial indicators in the BKAD. Previously, it was planned to achieve a decrease in mortality to 4 people by 2024. Most transport experts considered this goal unattainable. According to the updated document, the level of no more than four people must be reached only by 2030, and in 2024 the figure should not exceed 8.4 people.

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