Demonstrations by platform drivers in Bogotá
The Ministry of Transport confirmed that on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 1, a dialogue table will be held in Bogotá with the drivers of individual transport platforms and the Superintendence of Transport for the construction of the law on the sanctioning regime for transport that will be carried out to the Legislative
Transport applications such as Uber and Cabify would be prohibited in Colombia, according to the proposal of the Superintendency
More than 100,000 people could be left without sources of income due to the determination
“This Wednesday afternoon, Minister Guillermo Reyes will meet at a work table with the union of drivers and representatives of Apps, to advance in the construction stage of the bill on the sanctioning regime for transport, which will be brought to the Congress of The Republic ”, was written in the official account of the Ministry of Transport.
MinTransporte tweet about work table with platform drivers in Bogotá
The decision by the MinTransporte was made after the mobilizations of the union of platform drivers after knowing the type of sanctions that would be proposed to drivers and people who take this service, since it was indicated that there could be a sanction greater than the 10 million pesos.
Gustavo Petro affirmed that the nation will provide the money for the modification of the Bogotá metro
The possible undergrounding of a section of the first line of the Bogotá metro would extend the works for at least six more years
The mayoress of Bogotá, Claudia López, pointed out her disagreement with the mobilizations that have been taking place in the city, the first of this month of January was that of the taxi drivers where they blocked the roads that led to the El Dorado airport, and this Monday at the night the manifestations of the drivers of the apps.
“Bogota cannot resist the fact that every nonconformity or announcement by the national government ends in anxiety and blockade,” said the mayoress of Bogota, in turn pointing out that the path of progress should not be prohibition but regularization.
President Petro insists that the Bogotá metro be underground, after meeting with Mayor Claudia López
The Head of State asked them to analyze a counterproposal to change the object of the project contract so that the metropolitan train goes underground
“There were also those who opposed electric power vs. kerosene to “defend” and remain on kerosene, the computer vs. the typewriter, the cell phone vs. the landline. The advancement of science and technology is unstoppable, it requires regulation, not prohibition,” the mayor said in another tweet.
On the night of Monday, January 30, the start of a protest by drivers of the transport platforms was reported, which affected several points in the west of Bogotá.
The blockades began in the vicinity of Carrera 68 avenue with 93rd street, and on 26th street -or El Dorado avenue- with 93rd street. 86. While on Calle 63 there were protests at the intersection with Carrera 86.
In one of the reports from the District Mobility Secretariat, they reported that the blockades continued on Ciudad de Cali avenue with 26th street and at the intersection with José Celestino Mutis avenue. Also on Boyacá avenue with 26 and 53 streets.
The authorities recommended as a road alternative for people moving along Avenida Ciudad de Cali in the north direction, take 13th Street to Carrera 68 and return to 63rd Street. While those who go south, they suggested going by Calle 63 in an easterly direction to Avenida Boyacá and return to Calle 13.
Another blockade was also reported on the South highway with Carrera 62, at the Makro chain store that headed east of the city. At this point, they recommended taking the roundabout from Villavicencio avenue to the west to Gaitán Cortés avenue to the north.
The Mebog indicated that they were monitoring the protests, without any disturbances to public order.
These people started the night demonstration after a draft bill from the Transportation Superintendency was made known that would seek to prohibit the provision of this service in the country.
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