Pensioners will travel free by public transport in Chisinau on presentation of permit


The persons who retired because of old age and the persons with disabilities will travel free by public transport in the municipality of Chisinau until the regualtions are worked out. These persons need to present a permit to confirm their status of pensioner or their disability degree. The trips will also be free for children up to the fifth grade, mayor general Ion Ceban told a news conference.

Starting with this Saturday, season tickets will be available from the retail units of the Moldpresa network and from bus and trolleybus depots.

“The first-fourth graders will be issued with free season tickets at the educational institution at which they study. The General Public Transport and Communication Division requested the General Division of Education, Youth and Sport to compile and present the list of students who will benefit from free season tickets. These will be issued for a calendar year,” said the head of the General Public Transport and Communications Division Vitalie Mihalache.

A week ago, the Chisinau Municipal Council approved the methodology for calculating the public transport fares in the municipality of Chisinau. Later, the City Hall announced that a common fare of 6 lei will be applied in the municipality as from July 1. A trip by trolleybus now costs 2 lei, while a trip by bus costs 3 lei.