by Hovhannes Kazaryan
The protest of activists against growth of public transport tariffs was effective, and they will hardly grow in the near future, Armen Poghosyan, chairman of the Armenian Consumers' Association, said at today's press-conference. He said the municipality's committee, convened to discuss the fares, has held only three meetings since July.
The regular meeting of the committee will take place in February. According to the municipality, the fares must be increased by 50-100 drams in order to improve the quality of public transportation.
Poghosyan said that a special structure should be set up which will be able to balance minibus route lines with surplus and those with losses. "In that case, we will speak not about growth but dropping of fares", - he said.