Camagüey at 35 percent of technical transportation availability


Regarding cargo transportation, the fundamental commitment is the transfer of the regulated family basket, wheat flour for making bread, school uniforms and hygiene products
Camagüey at 35 percent of technical transportation availability
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Camagüey, Cuba, October 22th.- Only 17 urban routes, with a frequency of two routes, one at 6:30 am and the other at 4:00 pm operate in this city, due to the 35 percent coefficient of technical availability that the Provincial Transportation Company has for bus activity.

Miguel Arias Vázquez, director of the aforementioned entity, commented to the Cuban News Agency that throughout the territory, of the 177 established routes, 145 are currently not covered, which is why around 32 thousand passengers are no longer transported daily.

However, he stated, priority has been given to medibus services in interconnection with health centers, the transfer of soldiers of the Youth Labor Army for the Anti-Vector Campaign and freight from the municipalities of Sierra de Cubitas, Minas and Nuevitas.

In a special way, he highlighted the support that the sector provides to the Integrated Medical Emergency System, and in that sense, he highlighted the conversion since August of a Girón bus into an ambulance for the transfer of patients, in addition to two buses for pregnant.

Likewise, he assured that the Company guarantees daily transportation for the students of the Máximo Gómez Báez Vocational Pre-University Institute of Exact Sciences, the Luis Casas Romero Vocational School of Art and the Cerro Pelado Sports Initiation School.

Regarding the interprovincial service, he said that the destinations from Camagüey to Las Tunas, Bayamo, Guantánamo, Holguín, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa, Sancti Spíritus, Chambas, Matanzas and Havana are maintained.

He noted that only extra departures are suspended, and in the case of the railway, trips to Nuevitas and Santa Cruz continue with two or three frequencies a week.

Regarding cargo transportation, he explained that the fundamental commitment is the transfer of the standardized family basket, wheat flour for making bread, school uniform and hygiene products.

At the time of the interview, Arias Vázquez said that 2,500 tons of rice were in the process of unloading at the port of Tarafa in Nuevitas, which demands agility from Camagüey transporters for the timely delivery of the demanded grain.

Currently, the effects of the fuel deficit complicate the work of the sector, since more than 100 vehicles intended for cargo and passengers are also paralyzed due to the lack of tires and batteries, although after the first semester some Base Business Units have received a modest amount of resources.

Based on this situation, he indicated as an alternative the leasing of 12 pieces of equipment, half for cargo activity and the other for passenger transportation, with the intention of completing the process with another 30 remaining.