Ruslan PODGORNY, “FACTS” (Nikolaev)
To the fact that in summer the flow of cars on highways in the southern regions of Ukraine increased several times here already used to. However, such large-scale congestion, on Saturday, June 27, here not long ago. For example, in Nikolaev until the evening it was impossible to drive on the main highways, not standing for hours in traffic jams.
The reason, as it turned out, became “an implacable fight” against illegal movement of heavy trucks, which was designated by the President Vladimir Zelensky with a challenge to the relevant services in the course of his visit to Kherson.
As writes the edition “news-N”, after the departure of the head of state, the staff of “Ukrtransleasing” together with the patrol police and the security service began to “tighten” the weighing of heavy vehicles.
It all started with the point gabaritno-weight control (SWC) before the bridge across the Dnieper river, on the outskirts of Oleshky. To weight complex lined multi-kilometer queue of trucks. The scales were forced to call even those who went “empty.” In this case, Libra showed anything but accurate weight. Sometimes it turned out that the vehicle with cargo weighs considerably less than listed in the accompanying documents. And when re-weighting was recorded very different numbers with a difference of a few tons.
At the checkpoint there was a head “Ukrtransleasing” Aleksandr Pogorelov, who came to Kherson together with Vladimir Zelensky. Actively helped him in this process, the employees of Kherson SBU — they went with the rods in his hands and stopped the cars. The drivers filed a claim: if the weigh-in will continue to pass slowly, by the morning won’t miss a third of all cars standing in the queue. And in the morning will start “heating mode” and to go again will be impossible. “What are we, a week to stand here?” — drivers were indignant.
The reviewer had to admit that the scales are not working properly, so I suggested to go to the next GVK, located on the outskirts of Kherson. However, there is a history of incorrect readings of the scales again.
Drivers have to cuss all the present “controllers” and the country’s leadership. Several trucks mounted on the scales and demanded either to establish a normal work, or miss out on all the machines without weighing.
In the morning, when the number of drivers who abandoned their their cars and gathered around GVK, amounting to several hundred, the trucks were allowed to pass without weighing.
It is worth noting that hostage situation were drivers and passengers of passenger cars.
All day street of Nikolaev were clogged with vehicles moving at 5-10 metres per hour. Heat when it reached 35 degrees. Tube resolved only by the evening.
We will remind, earlier Vladimir Zelensky has recorded an emotional appeal to the truckers and reminded them of the inevitability of punishment for overloaded trucks.