YEREVAN, March 24. / ARKA /. Armenian parliamentary minority, represented by Prosperous Armenia, Heritage , the Armenian National Congress and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation parties, have called today for setting up an ad hoc commission to look into public transportation’s problems.
Ruben Hakobyan, head of the parliamentary faction of Heritage party, who presented to fellow lawmakers a draft decision, said the commission should consider installment of roadside speed cameras, organization of paid parking lost on streets and a possible rise in fares for Yerevan's public transport.
"The parliamentary minority has repeatedly raised these issues; however, the government has left them unanswered. We want to set up a temporary commission that will study in detail all these problems. Ungrounded tax collection must be stopped. The people have become prisoners of a narrow circle of people,” he said.
Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan promised to organize instead parliamentary hearings on these questions once he receives the arguments of corresponding government agencies. -0-