From April of this year to date, 100 tons of wiring or the equivalent of 848 kilometers have been removed in Guadalajara, reported Jesús Felix Gastelum, coordinator of Municipal Public Services.
These in 52 neighborhoods such as Chapultepec, Chapalita, Revolución, Lázaro Cárdenas, Gobernador Curiel, Santa Tere and Providencia. from April 23 to September 25.
On May 9, and after a week in the hospital, a motorcyclist died who lost control due to loose cables that crossed the road; After that, the Guadalajara City Council announced an operation with which they seek to remove the loose cables that are in the city, mainly from the Santa Tere and Huentitán neighborhoods.
The City Council reported that on March 10 they began working groups with different cable companies and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The removal of wiring will extend to 96 avenues located in the Hidalgo, Juárez, Libertad and Reforma sectors.
Companies such as Izzy, Megacable, Telmex, Total Play, as well as CFE and Municipal Public Lighting participate in it.
For his part, the mayor of Guadalajara, Pablo Lemus, pointed out that in next year’s Revenue Law, in addition to fines, there are also incentives.
“When it comes to aerial wiring, it will be expensive for companies, the meter will cost 39 pesos. But if they do it underground it will cost them two pesos. We want the cable companies to have enough incentives to do their work underground, we avoid risks to the population and we have a beautiful city”, he explained.
The mayor pointed out that this was previously agreed with the companies, as they seek to remove it in an orderly and agreed manner.
He added that one of the colonies in which more needs to be removed is in Santa Tere and Chapultepec, where he will seek to return personally.
This cable will be arranged by the same companies according to the environmental regulations by which they are governed.
Also, Lemus stressed that it is also necessary for the Federal Legislative Power “to enter into the regulation of wiring in cities because the argument used by the companies is that they are using the CFE network, not the municipal lighting network. We need more teeth at the federal level to empower states and municipalities to regulate wiring”.
While the sidewalk renovation works that are being carried out already include the laying of underground wiring.
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