The Quintana Roo Mobility Institute (IMOVEQROO) anticipated that it will not yield to blackmail to authorize rate increases from collective transport of passengers in Chetumal.
And although the drivers of call units “combis” threatened with paralyze the servicethe director of Regularization, Procedures and Control of the IMOVEQROO, Luis Alfonso Chí Paredes affirmed that they are still analyzing the increase request four pesos.
as reported AmericanPost.Newsunit drivers collective passenger transportknown as “combis”presented a request so that the rates go from seven to 11 pesos.
In order for their request to be authorized, they threatened to suspend the service, which is essential for Chetumal, since the capital lacks urban passenger buses.
However, Alfonso Chí affirmed that it is useless for them to resort to pressure measures such as the suspension of the service, since the Institute will not yield or speed up the procedure under threats.
He made it clear that the transportation regulatory authority cannot be forced to authorize raising its charges without first thinking about the impact it would generate for citizens.
Suspending the service or blocking streets with their units is not the way to get what they are looking for, the authority cannot be held hostage by anyone… They have already complied with the delivery of their request and we have started with the corresponding analysis and study.
They would impose sanctions
He stressed that, in case of violating the Law, sanctions would be applied that could even lead to the withdrawal of the concession to provide collective transport service.
He recognized that although it is a fair demand of the operators in the face of the increase in the cost of supplies, fuel and spare parts, they must be patient and wait for the studies currently carried out by IMOVEQROO to conclude.
The impact that this would have on users’ pockets must be assessed, which is why it cannot be done lightly and therefore there are no set times to give them an answer, we ask for patience and wait.
He clarified that the Law establishes that the times to receive requests for increases and to respond are between the third and fourth quarters of each year, so the operators are out of time.
However, he stressed that, because it is an extraordinary situation, attention is being given to his request, so, he insisted, they need to be patient.