Transit Fare Hikes in Yerevan
22.07.2013
13:00
On July 22, 13:00 the Media Center hosted a press conference on transit fare hikes in Yerevan.
The keynote speakers of the press conference included representatives of Barev Yerevan faction Styopa Safaryan, Davit Sanasaryan, Gagik Baghdasaryan and economist, founder of Public Advocacy Union Aram Grigoryan.

“Many of the party mates of the mayor carry out transportations. And the mayor at this case serves the benefit of his friends and relatives. It is obvious to me that Yerevan has another leader. Otherwise I cannot understand how a sensible man can announce something a few months ago that he is afraid of recalling now”, Safaryan says.

Davit Sanasaryan notes that this is not the first case when there is a difference between what authorities say and what they do.

“The municipality and the mayor keep running the institute of crude decisions. They don't understand that they have to consider common citizens' interests before making any decision. We have supported and will support this civil riot”, Sanasaryan claims.

Gagik Baghdasaryan notes that there have been meetings with transportation companies who suggest tax relief and fuel subsidy.

“We will be organizing discussions in the City Council to understand what additional mechanisms can be used to prevent the rise in prices”, he says.

Aram Grigoryan is convinced that the number of passengers is being manipulated: official documents fit the number of passengers to the number of seats in minibuses (14), and the number of the passengers who travel standing is ignored.

“Taron Margaryan brought about no position in these days, either written, or in any other form. There has been no meeting with the City Council. This decision has been made either by Serzh Sargsyan or the owners of the business, who have reminded the mayor they have voted and now need compensation. Otherwise I cannot understand why the mayor should hide himself behind the walls of the municipality”, Safaryan says. 

Photos
Videos
Print Friendly and PDF
More Press Releases
Reasons and Tendencies of Hepatitis Transmission in Armenia
16.08.2018
12:00
Media Center, Yerevan, in 2017-2018 Positive People Armenian Network NGO conducted a research in Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor, Hrazdan, Sevan, Gavar, Martuni and in Armavir aimed at early disclosure of virus hepatitis B and C among population and raising awareness.
Defense Field State Procurement Contain Intense Corruption Risks: Expert
26.07.2018
14:00
On July 26 Artak Manukyan president of National Center of Public Policy Research presented the monitoring results of 2017-2018 defense field state procurements at Media Center.
Media: New Authorities, Tendencies to be Concerned About
25.07.2018
12:00
Manipulation, campaigns, disinformation, fake sites, all this has always been in media. It’s the scales we witness currently that enables media experts to label the situation as critical.
“The Obstacles Facing the Monitoring Group and Current Problems Relating to Violation of Human Rights in Penitentiary Institutions”
25.07.2018
11:00
After the velvet revolution the ministry of justice sticks to the same position and keeps hindering the group's activity the same way", stated Nare Hovhannisyan, member of the public monitoring group in conducting public control in RA ministry of justice at July 25 Media Center discussion.
The Conditions of Russian Military Base Armenian Stay Should be Clarified
23.07.2018
13:00
At July 23 Media Center discussion on “Unrest over Panik Incident”, Artur Sakunts, head of Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Vanadzor Office labelled July 17 Panik incident on behalf of Russian military as terror act against the local population.
Follow us on social networks
Registration of events
Services
Videos
Armenia-Turkey Events