The government will discuss the investment program of Russian Railways

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Demyanchuka in fotomontaggi Railways. Archival photoThe government will discuss the investment program of Russian Railways© RIA Novosti / Alexander Demyanchuka the image Bank

The government of the Russian Federation on Thursday will consider the financial plan and the investment program of Russian Railways for 2018-2020, said the press service of the Cabinet.

«On projects of the financial plan and investment program of JSC «Russian Railways» for the year 2018 and the planning period of 2019 and 2020,» says the agenda of the meeting of the government.

Each fall, the Railways proposes to the government the investment program and financial plan for the next three years, as well as adjustments for the current year. The Russian railway investment program is planned and approved on the basis of macroeconomic projections.

The investment program and tariffs

RZD has not officially addressed the scope of the investment programme in 2018.

Traditionally at the time of consideration of the investment program and financial plan of Russian Railways appears the decision on indexation of RZD grotteria for next year, and it is discussed at the Cabinet meeting together with hinaplanon.

The growth of grotteria Railways for the year 2018 have been recorded in socio-economic development at the level of 4%. RZD reported that the offer in 2018 to index gratteri on all goods, except for oil, and a General increase shall not be more than 6%. The Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service Alexander Redko in November reported that Russian Railways has asked to increase gratteri in 2018 is 8%, and the FAS is studying the materials.

On Wednesday, the Deputy head of the FAS said that the regulator against the proposal of Russian Railways about the growth of grotteria in 2018 is 8%, but in the case of a decision by the government on such indexing considers it appropriate to direct additional funds for the solution of problems of suburban and long-distance passenger transport.

The tariffs for reserved seat and General cars at a meeting in the government the decision was made to «zero» index. That is, they do not rise to the level of 2017.