Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the Government of Mexico City, considered unacceptable the rate increase that the carriers who demonstrated this Thursday in various points of the country’s capital are asking for.
“We have supported carriers to improve the transport service and avoid the increase in rates that they are asking for, up to five additional pesos for the rate, this for us is unacceptable”, he stated in a message published through his Twitter account.
“There is no justification for the strike they are taking. We reject the excessive increase that they are requesting, any demand for an increase must be associated with strict compliance with a better public transport service for citizenship. The dialogue table is open but there must be a commitment to improve the city’s public transport”, she assured.
Support for carriers
In her message, the head of government listed the support that carriers have received from her administration.
“To prevent the increase in rates, since 2020 we have been supporting carriers with a fuel bonus, of 4 thousand and 6 thousand pesos, depending on the type of transport, and to date this support has increased by 250 pesos. This represents an investment of one thousand 303 million pesos”.
“In addition, they have been offered 450,000 pesos or 300,000 pesos depending on the unit, so that they can replace them, and we have installed GPS’s and video surveillance in all units, and support has even been offered to drivers so that they have social securityl. In addition, we have condoned payments for annual procedures to enter their regularization, ”he added.
Blockade of carriers in CDMX: Liberated avenues
Carrier blockades began this Thursday at 7:00 a.m. on main avenues.
At 11:00 a.m., however, several roads had already been released, according to Andrew LajousSecretary of Mobility of the capital.
North Insurgentes and Calzada Ticomán
Ticomán Causeway and Guadalupe Aqueduct
San Juan de Aragón Road and Hidalgo Railway
Insurgentes Avenue and Doctor Gálvez
Avenida Revolución and Dr. Gálvez
Northern Division and Calzada de Tlalpan
Av. Taxqueña and Canal de Miramontes
North Division Extension and Muyuguarda Avenue
Francisco Goitia and September 16
November 20 and Guadalupe I. Ramirez
Chapultepec Avenue and Mexico Avenue
Ignacio Zaragoza Road
Tláhuac Avenue and Periferico
Tláhuac Avenue and Agustín de Iturbide
Tláhuac Chalco Avenue and Aqueduct
Constituyentes Avenue and Paseo de la Reforma