With numbers in hand, the Government evaluated that so far It met the objective set for the movement of people on public transport in the AMBA during Phase I of isolation since, on average, in the last 4 business days the movement of people was reduced by 24% compared to last week. However, they remarked that greater control is still needed in the traffic of people in the streets on the side of the province of Buenos Aires.
In the global balance it was highlighted that only 18% of users used public transportation compared to an average business day prior to quarantine. Back then, when mandatory isolation had not been decreed by the pandemic, 4.2 million people traveled on a typical day.
From the Ministry of Transport reported that 803,126 users circulated yesterday in public transport in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires. This represents 14% fewer passengers less (129,028) compared to Monday of last week in which 932,154 users circulated. And it means 15% fewer passengers (137,365) compared to Monday, June 22, when 940,491 passengers circulated.
On the four business days of July, the daily average of passengers dropped by 24% compared to the same days the previous week. It went from 989,138 passengers on average per day to 752,307 (-236,831).
Compared to the 4 days between June 17 and 22, it went from 1,017,343 passengers per day to 752,307, 26% less (-265,036). On average, 20% of users used public transport last weekend compared to an average weekend before isolation.
With all this, the number of people who travel on trains, subways and buses in the AMBA represents an 81% reduction compared to passengers who on average used public transport on business days prior to isolation (4,242,000 passengers).
According to the last report of the Ministry of Transport, in the strict quarantine, the established objectives are being met, which was that there are more than 720,000 people circulating in the AMBA passenger transport. Allied to the minister Mario Meoni they said to Infobae that the objectives set for the new phase of more rigorous isolation are being given as expected, although they stressed that adjustments are needed.
In this sense, the Transport report indicates that In the four instances evaluated in the AMBA, the movement of users within the Buenos Aires suburbs exceeds 50% in relation to the CABA. That is, from the beginning of the quarantine until now.
While in the month of April the average number of users of public transport within CABA was 143,000 passengers and in the second half of June it was 181,000 people, in the suburbs that difference was more pronounced. In April there were some 545,000 passengers in greater Buenos Aires, while 602,000 in the second half of June. In other words, the reduction in passengers was much less in the suburbs than in the city of Buenos Aires in Phase I quarantine.
This data was confirmed with the numbers in the Ministery of security who leads Sabina Frederic. In Casa Rosada they assured this media that “in the province they should adjust the controls more” because – they explained – “it is fulfilling 30% of what it should do”.
From the Government they assure that the Buenos Aires Minister of Security, Sergio Berni, “relaxed” the police controls at the checkpoints in the conurbano. In the Casa Rosada they assure that both the Prefecture, the Gendarmerie and the Federal Police They are working “to their full potential” to establish strict controls on access to the city of Buenos Aires and at terminal train stations. But they do not observe the same on the side of the conurbano.
The Casa Rosada’s claim to the Axel Kicillof administration has already been transferred in recent days not only through Minister Frederic but through other officials. This also reflects the A pulsed policy that was held last week between Berni and Frederic over the Nation’s demands for more rigorous controls and the province’s complaint regarding delays in checkpoints due to requests for permission to circulate.
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