All city electrotransport of Saratov for the first time in the history of the city stopped in on Thursday night because of power blackouts for the debts, said the Director mupp saratovgorelektrotrans Konstantin Kasyanov.”This decision has huge implications for the city. Thousand saratovtsev today are unable to use the services of electric transport, a large number of citizens, with benefits, was limited in its right to receive transportation services. But the overall statistics on average, we transported more than 110 thousand passengers per day,” said Kasyanov, whose words are in the message of the city administration.
According to him, by the most conservative estimates as a result of actions of power engineers, the city’s population will lose $ 1 million due to the difference of the prices for transportation. He noted that the loss of power occurred against the backdrop of “a clear improvement of the situation with the debt load of the enterprise.”
“As of January 1 of this year, the company’s debts for electricity amounted to 66,9 million $ 13.8 million of the debt owed to OAO “Saratovenergo” and 53.1 million to OOO “SPGES”. Now, as of June 16, debts, JSC Saratovenergo repaid in full and the debt to SPGAS is 36.3 million,” — said Kasyanov.
In turn, the head of Saratov, the speaker Gordumy Oleg Grishchenko was blamed for stopping the electric vehicle to the city administration and the leadership Saratovgorelectrotrans”, which did not solve the problem of debt of the enterprise “despite numerous warnings from engineers about the imminent termination of electricity supply”.
“Instead of promptly clear the debt before the energy industry… the city administration chose to close her eyes. Strange position of leadership “Saratovgorelectrotrans”… to Take urgent measures for settlement of disputes with energy, re-run trams and trolley buses is that the city administration needs to do right now”, — quotes a press-service Gordumy words Grishchenko.
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