The low level of traffic in Calzada de Tlalpan allows Don Jesús to take a tab, since, he says, “I don’t even see people walking. It’s already 11:00 and I haven’t even sold a magazine, much less a newspaper. There they are, I’m not lying to you, ”he answers when asked if vehicular traffic has been like this all morning, before the new laws come into force. mobility restrictions that the governments of the capital of the country and the State of Mexico ordered.
What was experienced early on Calzada de Tlalpan was replicated in several primary roads of the City, after the program Today does not circulate evenly applies to all cars, regardless of whether the hologram is 0 or 00, which circulated daily until Wednesday.
Yesterday, the head of the Ministry of Mobility (Semovi), Andrés Lajous Loaeza, said that with the new provisions there were not around 860 thousand motor vehicles, which represent a fifth of the vehicle fleet in Mexico City.
However, the measure did not sit well with motorists, who questioned that if the idea is to reduce infections, forcing them to travel by public transport may be counterproductive, since there are more people there; just as it happened at the Garibaldi station, on Line 8 of the Metro, where people did not respect the healthy distance. They all crowded to enter or exit.
“In the seasons people will accumulate twice as much. In addition, first they say that the mask is mandatory, one arrives at Meter and you ask the police why they don’t bring the masks and they answer that is not mandatory. It is total confusion! ”Don Silverio complains.
In total 39 stations do not operate Collective Transportation System Metro and they say they are part of 20% that did not provide the service, so people, annoyed, assured that they had to spend more on their trips, on average of 10 additional pesos.
At Metrobus or Light Rail There were people who saw with surprise the passing of the units without stopping, did not know about the new provisions and were forced to walk in annoyance.
In the Mexican entity, in the municipalities of Toluca, Metepec and Zinacantepec, motorists, passengers and drivers ignored the restrictions.
Despite the fact that the agreement published by the Ministry of Mobility entered into force, where it stipulates that the use of mouthguards is mandatory for operators of the public passenger transport service, as well as the general public, almost nobody paid attention.
In the eastern area, Mexibus and Mexicable users, since yesterday, to those who do not use personal mouthguards from the operating companies, have been given one.
Alejandro Saldívar, president of the Board of Directors of Transmasivo, concessionaire of Line 1 that runs from Ciudad Azteca to Ojo de Agua, explained that they bought 100,000 mouthguards, with an investment of 750,000 pesos.
*** With information from Héctor Cruz, Salvador Corona, Eduardo Hernández, Kevin Ruiz and Claudia González