The precondition for the indicative plan is to provide a competitive rail infrastructure. The total network capacity is not planned to increase, but funds for maintenance and development projects are invested in order to maintain the existing volume of services and consistently high quality.
Although the indicative plan is not a financial document, the plan defines a three-step system model for ensuring the financial balance of the infrastructure manager. The first phase involves the participation of market participants in the provision of infrastructure costs. The second phase determines the use of the resources of the LDz Group to ensure financial equilibrium, and only the third phase, if necessary or in the interest of the national economy, involves the participation of state budget funds.
The infrastructure manager (LDz), adopting the Indicative Plan and adopting a multi-year agreement, will ensure the stability of the railway infrastructure for utility services over the next five years. This guarantees transparency for participants in the transit sector and allows them to conclude five-year contracts with freight forwarders.
After the adoption of the Indicative Plan, the requirements of Article 6 of the Railway Act, which stipulates that public public railway infrastructure is developed in accordance with the needs of the economy and its development, stable traffic interests, as well as environmental protection requirements, have been fulfilled. At the same time, the requirements of the fourth part of Article 9 of the Railway Law have been met: it is planned to define the infrastructure requirements and the mechanism for achieving the financial balance of the railway infrastructure manager, the state budget programs 31.00.00 public transport subprogram 31.04.00 Financing railway infrastructure Separate financing plans are separated to ensure financial balance, maintenance of passenger rail stations and infrastructure stations and other purposes, thus ensuring transparency and stability for market participants. With the approval of the plan, a minimum amount of funds from the state budget is envisaged for ensuring the financial balance of the manager of the public railway infrastructure.
The structure and procedure of infrastructure financing, sectoral investment projects and measures to reduce infrastructure costs are regulated in the multi-year agreement between the state and LDz.