On April 26, at the site of the monument to the architect Fyodor Kon Smolensk held an event on commissioning 20 unusual taxis.
Photo: Xenia Matveeva
Two dozen brand-new Lada Largus be called unique — it is the first in Russia specialized taxi this model. 20 cars pioneers are for the four cities of Smolensk region — the regional center, as well as Safonovo Viaz’ma and Iartsevo. Today, five spacious station wagon had already gone to new places "dislocation".
— The "Taxi Russia" was prepared in two years — told "AIF Smolensk" Tatiana Solovyov, president of the nonprofit Partnership self-regulatory organization "Smolavtotrans" (one of the main initiators of the project in the region). — It was developed with the participation of three corporations — one of the largest banks in Russia, one of the largest insurance companies in Russia and the largest domestic producer of cars. The result of this collaboration — modern, comfortable cars that entrepreneurs can buy and insure a reasonable special price. It is of great importance and for the average passenger: favorable conditions for the entrepreneur allow him not to raise the cost of travel. Soon, the number of such vehicles is expected to increase in Smolensk, and in the field.
After a solemn farewell and release in a line in the Smolensk Chamber of Commerce held a "round table", which was attended by representatives of the professional community of taxi drivers of the Russian Federation.
Renewal of a taxi — only one of the tasks of the project. In addition, representatives of the region‘s transport community with the community of taxi drivers plan to offer Russia Smolensk regional administration to improve the legal and regulatory framework as well as to revive the training of taxi drivers.