The new year will happen for many households rather than in previous years. This is due to another increase in price, which will affect the lives of people in the capital. The price of heat has already risen this year, and the increase in the price of water by 6 percent, gas by 7 percent and a significant increase in the price of waste collection are increasing. It could double up. Further cost increases are criticized by the Prague opposition, led by the ODS. “Unfortunately, this is probably just an attempt to take advantage of a situation where everything becomes more expensive and to withdraw more money from people,” criticizes the plans of the coalition of Pirates, Prague to Himself and the United Forces for Prague, the Civic Democrats’ representative Alexander Udženija.
People all over the country have been saving more money since the new year for the normal operation of households, such as energy, led by electricity and gas. However, services are also becoming more expensive in many cities. This is the example of Prague where payments for water will increase by six percent to 107.72 crowns per cubic meter. The same will be true for water, where the costs per year will be an additional 252 crowns. Water and sewerage will also increase, where the first item will increase by 10.7 percent and sewerage by two percent.
However, the opposition must not include a higher price of the law, which was approved by the city. The problem is seen by the YES and ODS movements in that the calculation of prices has changed due to the amendment to the Waste Act. Thus, prices will fall the most on large containers in housing estates, where they will increase by almost double the price. However, for smaller containers, prices could fall.
The reason why waste collection prices are changing is the amendment to the Waste Act, which has been in force for a year. According to the amendment, municipalities can set the price up to a crown per liter of waste per month. Prague initially set this at 50 pennies. “The planned increase cannot be blamed on the law, which is in force for a year and which must be followed by all cities. Many of them did not increase their collection and disposal fees for their residents, because either their companies manage their money better, or in situations where prices for other services are rising sharply, they simply found it socially insensitive to increase the cost of waste collection, “said the chairman of the Prague club. ODS Zdeněk Zajíček before the council meeting in December.
Bunny also supports the fact that in practice it can be a large amount for many families. “According to the new tariff, the senior will have to pay up to 421 crowns, a family of four living in a household in the housing estate will now pay 3,612 crowns a year, which is almost 1,700 crowns more than this year. This will increase the balance of garbage cans by 86 percent year-on-year, “added Zajíček.
According to him, the solution would be to make greater use of brown garbage cans for biowaste, which, according to Zajíček, are not in such a necessary amount and in all available localities.
Some services to Prague residents became more expensive during 2021. For example, the prices of individual tickets in Prague Integrated Transport have increased since August. A 30-minute ticket instead of 24 crowns now costs 30 crowns and a 90-minute forty crowns. Tourist tickets for 24 hours or three days have also become more expensive, costing 120 crowns and 330 crowns. Seniors aged 60 to 65 also pay for their tickets, they now cost 15 crowns for 30 minutes, 20 crowns for 90 minutes and 60 crowns per day.
The opposition also says that drivers in Prague are losing hundreds of crowns due to constant closures and detours. The Prague coalition is reconstructing several main moves at once. He criticized this in an interview for Echo24 and the Prague representative Jiří Pospíšil, according to whom the transport councilor Adam Scheinherr (Prague is) ready for exchange. “I think everyone sees how Prague’s transport works. There, I think that the Prague Initiative initiative could consider change. But it is their political responsibility, “Pospíšil told Echo24.
However, Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) rejects the criticism, according to which only the opposition complains. “Sometimes I really have to knock on my forehead when the Prague municipal opposition ODSÁNO complains that we are repairing roads, bridges, footbridges and sidewalks. After all, they preferred to deal with the beasts, so they did not have time for maintenance and left us 30 billion CZK of debt to repair the roads, “said Mayor Hřib on his Facebook.
According to him, Prague is preparing especially for the reconstruction of the Barrandov Bridge, which will significantly complicate the lives of Praguers and commuters from the Central Bohemian Region. “And unfortunately the repair of Barranďák will also bring certain restrictions and deadlines. It can’t be done otherwise, “added Hřib.