The dire financial situation forced the inhabitants of the capital to save on tickets. For the first half of this year, inspectors caught by 8.5 thousand hares more than a year ago.
The dire financial situation forced the inhabitants of the Russian capital not only to save on travels and outfits, but even on trips by public transport. Despite all this, citizens do not have less to use the metro or buses, and just started to ride without a ticket.
For the first half of 2015 supervisors caught more than 160 thousand stowaways. With all this, for the same period of the previous year was 151 thousand people. From this it is necessary that during the financial inconstancy in the capital was 8.5 thousand more hares. Also, according to data from state-run institution, "transport Organizer" in the metro rabbits became less informed "news".For the first half of 2015 there caught 68 thousand free riders, for the first half of 2014 - 92 thousand.
"I believe that the increase in the number of hares is primarily due to the crisis," said Chairman of the Union of passengers Kirill Yankov. - It is clear that the deterioration of the financial situation, the number of people who want to travel without a ticket, is increased".
Given the expert's opinion, the statistics on the stowaways could be partly influenced by the increase in passenger traffic on public transport. During the crisis, it grows also because people refuse to travel in his own car and taxi, in order to save.
In addition, the head of metro Dmitry Pegov said that subway carries about 8 million people a day. And the General Director of GUP "Mosgortrans" Yevgeny Mikhailov told that social transport in the city of Moscow are 5.8 million people a day.
According to Mikhailov, in early February 2015 the number of passengers who don't pay their own travel on public transit in the city of Moscow, has increased as a consequence of the crisis by 15%. He reports that it's too big a problem, because in this regard, "Mosgortrans" had more intensively carry out checks on their routes.
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