The police drew attention to the activities of evacuators in the capital. The activities of both the Parking Inspectorate and the contractors raise many questions.
Employees of the Main Investigation Department of the National Police conducted searches in the premises of the KP “Kyivtransparkservice” and the Department of Transport Infrastructure of the Kiev City State Administration. At the same time, law enforcement officers are searching the premises of companies that provide evacuation “services”.
“The Parking Inspectorate has always responded promptly to all requests from law enforcement agencies and provided the necessary materials,” city officials said in a press release. “This time, too, we are ready for open cooperation in case of contact – without additional coercive actions,” – noted in the “Parking Inspectorate”.
The reason given by law enforcement officers is the non-transparent pricing for the transportation of temporarily detained vehicles to a special site.
To launch the evacuation scheme in 2019, officials attracted private enterprises to evacuate cars, since the resources of utilities were not enough. Today, 8 companies provide evacuation services: 2 utilities and 6 private.
The parking inspectorate believes that “the price for the evacuation of a car (1270 hryvnia) in Kiev is calculated in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, economically justified and confirmed by the Department of Economics and Investments of the Kyiv City State Administration.” At the same time, transportation of a car by a tow truck in the case of an individual order within the city usually costs about 700 hryvnia.
As noted in the Inspectorate, “the Kiev authorities create an absolutely transparent, civilized service, the purpose of which is prevention and care so that Kievans and guests of the capital drive quickly and park comfortably.”