"You also mentioned parking. We must have a fair approach here as well. There should be parking facilities so that we could require people to comply with these rules. Therefore, drivers sometimes flagrantly violate these rules," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev while receiving Chairman of the Board of Baku Transport Agency Vusal Karimli, ONA reports.
The head of state emphasized that leaving their cars in the wrong place where parking facilities are available, they create obstacles for pedestrians, as well as problems for transport. "But there should be ample opportunities, i.e. parking places, so that we could require drivers to use them. There should be no violations of law here. Everyone is equal before law. Everyone should know that the city transport is about people’s comfort, our health and clean air. Let me say again that the atmosphere is polluted by vehicles most of all, especially if there are traffic jams. The absence of traffic jams should be your primary goal. You should continue to be active along with relevant government agencies."
President Ilham Aliyev noted that a lot remains to be done this year.
"I am sure that at the end of the year we will see more developed city transport. Let me say again that this is necessary for public health, safety and people’s comfort. I should also note that the buses purchased by the state are worth a large amount and, of course, will pay off in a commercial sense in 10 or 20 years perhaps. We are doing this for people to be able to use public transport, buses in safe and comfortable conditions," said the head of state.