17:41 27.02.2024

Govt scales up eCherha project for passenger cars

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has decided to scale up the eCherha project, currently valid for trucks and buses, to passenger cars, the press service of the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine reported on Facebook.

"As part of this work, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the possibility of information exchange between the eCherha system and the Diia portal," the ministry said in a press release.

Corresponding resolution No. 1349 was adopted at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on February 27.

According to the Ministry of Reconstruction, the approved changes assume that booking a place in the queue to cross the border will be possible both through the eCherha application and through the Diia application.

According to Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Oleksandr Kubrakov, the launch of testing the service is planned until the end of 2024.

In turn, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, during the announcement of the agenda, said that with the help of an electronic queue, vehicles have already crossed the border more than 800,000 times.

Kubrakov said that it is about 756,000 trucks and 46,000 buses.

The project "Electronic Border Crossing Queue" is being implemented by the Ministry of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, State Customs Service of Ukraine and State Border Guard Service of Ukraine with the support of USAID Ukraine, TAPAS Project/Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services.

According to the State Border Guard Service, currently over 100,000 vehicles cross the Ukrainian border every week, while in warmer times of the year their number exceeds 130,000.