MOSCOW, April 20 - RIA Novosti. Olga Okuneva, coordinator of the party project "Strong Family" of United Russia, sent an appeal to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation with a request to justify the possible introduction of a ban on the transportation of children in strollers in the metro, the press service of United Russia said on Friday.
The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation has developed a draft of uniform rules for using the metro in the Russian Federation. The project, in particular, involves a ban on the transportation of children in strollers on the metro. Now passengers are prohibited from transporting children in strollers only on escalators. Anna Kuznetsova, Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation, said that she would appeal to the Ministry of Transport with a request to clarify the bill banning the transportation of children in strollers in the metro, as she believes that these measures are redundant and may pose a threat.
"I sent an official appeal to the Minister of Transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov with a request to justify the introduction of a ban on the transportation of children in prams in the subway. It seems that the authors of the innovation have never traveled with a small child in the subway and do not understand all the difficulties they face. Mostly mothers. The introduction of the ban will create additional difficulties for all parents and will not improve the safety of passengers in any way, "the press service of the party quotes Okuneva as saying.
According to her, the party project receives appeals from residents with indignation about the introduction of such a ban. In her opinion, a child in a stroller in a subway car, on a platform or in crossings, "on the contrary, is protected from strangers."
“It is important for us to understand the motives of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on the introduction of this ban. Everywhere conditions are created for low-mobility groups of citizens, and in this case it seems that the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation wants to protect itself with this ban. By introducing such prohibitions, it is necessary to create conditions for people. employees, and let them accompany mothers with wheelchairs. We hope that colleagues from the parliamentary corps will support the initiative of the Strong Family party project to exclude this item from the draft order approving the rules for using the metro, "added the coordinator of the party project.
Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, after public discussions, may amend the document prohibiting the transportation of children in strollers in the metro.