''Dignified transport'' initiative will continue its struggle to have dignified transport
Today head of the Association of costumers' rights Armen Poghosyan and activists of ''Dignified transport'' initiative met journalists and spoke about the problems of traffic in Yerevan.
A.Poghosyan underlined that serious legal changes must be done in this sphere. ''The omissions in legal sphere cause great problems here. And the tragic event which took place recently in Avan community is one of the examples'', A. Poghosyan said.
The speaker noted that the passengers, employers and drivers always have disagreements. The stronger presses the weaker one. According to him there is no law about the public transport. There are only laws about the cars where the special characteristics of this sphere are not presented.
''There is a plan of transport development according which 76 routes must be but now there are 115 routes. There are now details how the sphere must be developed'', A. Poghosyan underlined.
He also underlined that the state must be more constructive towards this issue and new rules of the game must be offered. According to A. Poghosyan only 15-25 people are satisfied from this line and the others are suffering from this situation.
Chairman of the Association of costumers' rights underlined that transport is a measure in Armenia to get much money fast.
He also noted that both sides in passenger-driver conflict are suffering. ''Drivers are working longer than it must be they do not have free days and do not have any working treaty''.
Activist of ''Dignified transport'' initiative Arman Gharibyan noted in his turn that they have written an announcement which is signed by some NGOs and citizens. According to him the initiative has clear strategy and they are getting more forces.
''All possible measures must be used. We have a working group and we have lawyers. If it is needed we will also hold a strike. If it is needed we will apply to the court as well. We hope that the drivers will also join us'', A. Gharibyan noted.