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Deputy Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration Dmitriy Davtyan says the fare in Kyiv's public transport will rise to UAH 8 from July 14.

According to the official, passengers who use travel tickets and contactless cards will pay for one trip from UAH 6.30, while others will have to pay UAH 8 per trip.

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He emphasizes the decision was taken in order to prevent transport collapse in the capital.

However, Kyiv mayor insisted on preferential travel for socially vulnerable groups, namely pensioners, schoolchildren, ATO veterans, large families and other categories of citizens.

Davtyan also noted that today the economically justified tariff for transportation of one passenger by subway, taking into account all expenses, is estimated at UAH 8.27, while that of transportation by ground transport is UAH 8.77.

According to him, the last increase in tariffs to an economically sound level took place in February 2015. In 2017, they were partially corrected.

Davtyan emphasized that transport should be safe for passengers. However, today the debts of enterprises are growing, and there is a shortage of funds for standard repairs and the purchase of new rolling stock.