Accident compensations to be valid for all means of transportation – Ivanov

SOCHI, August 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Accident compensations will be valid for all means of transportation, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Tuesday.

“The Transport Commission will convene in early September to discuss a set of proposals on bigger liabilities of transport companies,” he said. “At present, two million rubles are paid to the family of a passenger who dies in a air crash. The same compensation will be paid in the case of an accident in any means of transportation.”

The rule will apply to bus and river transport, Ivanov said. “The same compensation of two million rubles will be paid to victims of river and bus accidents,” he said.

The measure will force insurance companies to monitor the technical condition of vessels and vehicles, Ivanov said.

The State Duma may hear the amendment this fall. “I hope that the government will submit the bill to the parliament in September,” he said.

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