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Carriers block traffic in a large part of Mexico City

Carriers block traffic in a large part of Mexico City

Mexico City, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) The Broad Front of Transporters resumed the blockades in the four cardinal points of Mexico City started yesterday, demanding an increase in the concessioned public transport fare.

The carriers are demanding an increase of 15 cents on the dollar in city fares.

The capital city government responded with a traffic control operation, with 156 Transit police and 179 vehicles, including 27 tow trucks, the Secretary of Transportation and Civil Protection announced.

According to local authorities’ forecasts, six zones will be the most affected: Indios Verdes-Martín Carrera, Aragón, Constitución de 1917, Xochimilco-Taxqueña; Ignacio Zaragoza, Tacubaya-Observatorio and Paseo de la Reforma.

In this way, the Undersecretary of Transportation of Semovi, Luis Ruiz Hernández explained that problems are expected in roads such as Insurgentes Norte, Cuautepec, Ticomán, Eje 5 Norte, Oceanía, Periférico, Tláhuac, Eje 8 Sur, Tlalpan, Canal de Miramontes, División del Norte, Ignacio Zaragoza, Río Tacubaya, among others.

Ruiz Hernandez asked citizens to be attentive to social networks where during the demonstrations they will inform about road alternatives.

Meanwhile, the Front limited itself to ask for an apology but insisted that today they will collapse the CDMX and indicated that the microbus drivers will block the most important avenues in at least 10 points of the country’s capital without disclosing the location.

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