Only after the abolition of the emergency will the reduced fare in city public transport be returned (3)

Photo: Margarita Vigule

Since mid-October, when an emergency regime was declared in Latvia in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, a number of benefits for travel on public transport in Daugavpils have been canceled.

Pit was planned that the emergency would be canceled from January 11, but due to a possible increase in the incidence in the country of the new omicron strain, the government decided to extend the emergency mode until February 28. The cancellation of preferential travel is now extended for the same period..

Until the end of the emergency regime, the benefits stipulated in the binding rules of self-government have been canceled, according to which there is no reduced fare on public transport on Sunday (half the price of a ticket for travel), holidays, including Orthodox Christmas, Day of the Elderly on November 1 and International Disabled Persons Day (December 3) and free travel during City Day celebrations.

For the duration of the emergency, disabled persons of the 3rd group are also deprived of their reduced fare.

The exception is the schoolchildren declared in Daugavpils, who can use the city public transport free of charge.
People with disabilities of groups I and II and their accompanying persons can also use public transport free of charge by presenting an identity document and a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or previous illness.

Pupils of full-time and part-time departments of vocational educational institutions receiving vocational basic or secondary education and declared in Daugavpils can use city public transport with a 50% discount by presenting a travel card.

The local government said that they would resume the benefits as soon as the emergency regime was canceled.

Nevertheless, yesterday the Border Guard addressed the government with a proposal to extend the emergency situation in the border regions, which includes Daugavpils, for another three months. If this proposal is accepted, then the reduced fare can return only by the beginning of the summer.

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