ArmInfo. Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan discussed on November 10 a package of legislative amendments aimed at solving problems in the field of operation of gas stations (gas filling stations) and gas cylinders, as well as the procedure for technical inspection of vehicles. As the press service of the Armenian government informs, it was noted that this package of legislative changes suggests licensing of the installation of gas cylinders with compressed natural, liquefied petroleum gas for vehicles. In order to improve the safety of citizens, it is also proposed to implement the practice of controlling pressure in accordance with the established schedule.
According to the document on the line of technical inspection of the automatic telephone exchange it is proposed to cancel the coupons for passing the inspection, thus introducing mandatory inspection. It was stated that this process will be electronically controlled by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies and the Police of Armenia.
Karen Karapetyan considered it necessary to simplify the licensing mechanisms as much as possible, while noting the importance of involving the Ministry of Emergencies in the process. Given the possible corruption risks, the prime minister called for further finalizing the legislative package and submitting it to the government apparatus.
It should be noted that technical inspection in Armenia is currently purely formal. According to the current order, technical inspection of vehicles is not carried out by inspectors of the Traffic Police, but by private licensed organizations. There are about 40 such people in the republic, a quarter of them in Yerevan. The controlling body is the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which is to fined 500 thousand drams a company that does not carry out car inspections during the inspection. However, according to the same law, responsible for the technical condition of the car is the driver.