OREANDA-NEWS. Taxi prices, which have increased in the pre-New Year period, will remain in the future, said Andrey Popkov, chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Taxiist Interregional Trade Union of Public Transport Workers. He shared his opinion with Lenta.ru.

According to Popkov, the taxi will not fall in price, as prices have been held back to the last. “A trip cannot be cheaper than the cost price, a car in a taxi must fight back in a year so that it will work in profit for the second year. And not three years, as it is now, ”he said.

There is no unjustified increase in prices on the market, said Popkov. In his opinion, the increase in tariffs is due to the rise in the price of cars by about two times over the past six months and the rise in gasoline prices.

Earlier, Parlamentskaya Gazeta wrote that a member of the State Duma's Security and Anti-Corruption Committee, Biisultan Khamzayev, announced during a roundtable about his intention to send a deputy's request to the Federal Antimonopoly Service and Rospotrebnadzor with a request to check the cost of taxi rides on New Year's holidays.

“Every year we see an increase in taxi prices on New Year's holidays and even on New Year's Eve, but young people perceive this very sharply, because we have little money and it is simply impossible to travel by taxi at inflated prices and there is no such opportunity. Therefore, we would like to invite our senior colleagues to contact the Federal Antimonopoly Service and Rospotrebnadzor in order to check the aggregators of taxis that inflate prices on New Year's holidays, ”said Dmitry Shatunov, Chairman of the Youth Parliament under the State Duma.