The whole world has been living in the wonderful and modern twenty-first century for quite a long time. However, it seems little was heard about this new modern world in the city of Yeisk. Recently, in the village of Shirochanka, an event took place that reminded people how terrible the 90s in Russia were, when every day people were shooting in the streets, getting killed in gang warfare and, in general, when human life was worth little to nothing. On February 7th, two passenger buses were fired upon, one of which was on the route with people. And since the criminals fired at the windows from traumatic pistols, there were luckily no casualties.
This incident is easily associated with events that took place earlier in the same city. At the end of January this year, the local owners of route taxis completed their contract for the transportation of passengers. To the surprise of local carriers, new contracts were concluded behind closed doors, no open tender was held. So the local administration decided, but why? The question is interesting and it is up to the relevant state structures to understand it’s answer.
Nikolai Malyshev, the head of the transport department of the city administration announced the “winners” on January 26th. Surprisingly, contracts were signed with newcomers from Krasnodar carriers, these are more than fifty buses of the enterprises “Diesel Auto”, “Transreis” and “Passengerservice”. Malyshev explained that it is the equipment of these enterprises that meets all the regulatory requirements for the transportation of the population by public transport. Cooperation with Krasnodar enterprises will significantly improve the quality of passenger service and there is no reason to dispute this fact.
Local carriers fundamentally disagree with these state of affairs, the results of a closed competition and how on February 7, one of the hotheads “stated” about this in a cardinal way. According to Marina Repeschuk, the head of the Transport Initiatives movement, that by shooting buses, some interested persons want to discredit local owners of route taxis in order to remove the question of who will carry people in Yeisk from the agenda. She also says that not a single company from Krasnodar that has concluded contracts for the carriage of passengers has a license for vehicles, so the buses were removed from the routes in Krasnodar itself. This speaks of a planned action to take business away from Yeisk entrepreneurs.
Local deputies did not stand aside and tried to use legal methods to help their citizens who have been left without work. They claim that their loyalty to the regional transport companies is unfounded and, on the contrary, biased towards local carriers. The parliamentary audit showed the inconsistency of such important requirements as the carriage of passengers without life and health insurance, technical malfunctions, etc.
In fact, it was obvious that a raider seizure took place, who is the organizer and who contributed to this, is yet to be figured out. What is surprising is the inconsistency (or so it was conceived) of the actions of the local authorities. The chairman of the city council, Alexander Berezhnoy, says that it is wrong to launch foreign carriers, thereby destroying our own infrastructure, it is necessary to protect the jobs of local residents, and to promote business development. All citizens must be guaranteed jobs. However, at the same time, the head of the transport department, Mr. Malyshev, acts according to his own understanding (or so it is conceived). This is the reason for the proceedings in this matter by the relevant state authorities.