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The Council of the Federation approved the bill on the operator of ERA-GLONASS system

The Council of the Federation approved the bill "On making changes to the Federal Law "On State Automated Information System ERA-GLONASS (on the operator of ERA-GLONASS system)". 

The bill was prepared by the deputies of three Duma parties led by the Head of State Duma Transport Committee, Yevgeny Moskvichev and passed by the State Duma on July 3, 2015. GLONASS Union and its members were actively involved in working on the document.

The bill stipulates the establishment of a Joint-Stock Company GLONASS as an operator of State Automated Information System ERA-GLONASS. The JSC GLONASS, with 100% of its shares belonging to the Russian Federation, will be affiliated to the Ministry of Transportation of Russia. The asset complex of the State Automated Information System ERA-GLONASS will be transferred to the authorized capital of JSC GLONASS.

The opportunities of using the infrastructure of GLONASS state emergency response system for accidents are increasing. Apart from receiving, processing, storage and transmitting the information about traffic accidents and other accidents on the motorways of Russian Federation, it will be possible to use the system to create other state information systems, as well as to provide compensatory services.