One of the LiAZ buses, which were donated to the Kurgan administration by the Moscow government, is put up for sale in a private advertisement. Information about the ad is posted on the Avito website.
“City bus LiAZ 5292, manufactured in 2011, 500,000 rubles,” says the ad on the website. The description also states that the vehicle is in good condition.
A URA.RU correspondent contacted the seller who posted the ad on the website. The seller confirmed that LiAZ previously belonged to the mayor’s office, but was then purchased and then put up for sale. Its sale, according to the seller, is due to the fact that it is prohibited to put such old vehicles into operation in Kurgan.
The correspondent also sent a request to the Kurgan administration, where they responded that the mayor’s office did not post any advertisements for the sale of buses on the Avito service. The sale of municipal property, as reported by the mayor’s office, is carried out strictly according to the law. “The municipal property has seven LiAZ buses. There are four of them for rent. It is not possible to sell these buses to third parties. Sale and purchase agreements were concluded for three buses upon the exercise by tenants of the pre-emptive right to purchase leased property with installment payments for three years (according to Federal Law No. 159-FZ),” the mayor’s office said.
Earlier, URA.RU wrote that the authorities decided to sell three buses that were donated by the Moscow authorities to the Kurgan administration. These were issued in 2011 – more than 10 years ago, so they cannot be used to transport passengers as part of transport reform.