Digital passes will be introduced in 21 regions of Russia
The Ministry of Communications announced on April 22 that digital passes following Moscow will be introduced in 21 regions. On April 27, the Department plans to start the same in another 14 regions of Russia.
Recall that digital passes began to operate in Moscow and Moscow region on April 15. More than 900 thousand permanent digital passes were issued, and about 400 thousand one-time passes are issued daily.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced last Saturday about additional changes in access control in Moscow due to the situation with coronavirus.
Since April 22, the rules have been tightened by introducing automated surveillance of cars and fines for their unregistered owners. Cameras for the photo-video recording of traffic violations will track the presence of a special pass. Car owners, in order not to get a fine for violation of the pass regime, must include the car’s license plate in the digital pass. Cars that are not included in digital passes will automatically be considered violators.
In addition, control over travel by public transport was introduced. Trips on public transport can now only be made if you have a digital pass with a Troika transport card linked to it.
The Moscow Transport Department reported that 15% of motorists drove on the capital’s roads without special passes on April 22, while more than 4 million motorists in Moscow have already linked their car numbers to a digital pass.
In addition, about 2.5 thousand people were unable to use the metro in Moscow due to the lack of a pass linked to the card.
The Ministry indicates that a specialized mobile app is used to check passes. The digital pass is valid only upon presentation of an identity document.