Offending Carriers Do Not Go Unpunished
As a result of the allegations of popular control, an information note announced that measures were applied to 208 incumbents and contractors, the most frequent forms of indiscipline being price violations and travel restrictions.
March 4, 2020
Translated and edited by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews.
Cuba does not live with impunity, which is why the people feel supported by the measures taken against those who violate the stipulations of the Council of the Provincial Administration of Havana, regarding the maximum prices to be charged by private transporters circulating in the capital.
The General Directorate of Transport in Havana reported that 62 transport operation licenses had been withdrawn from the holders and 44 vouchers from their contracted workers, in addition to 199 contraventions.
As a result of complaints by the popular control, an informative note announced that measures were applied to 208 holders and contracted workers, with the most frequent forms of indiscipline being violations of prices and the limitation of trips.
Similarly, 11 vehicles were found to have committed repeated violations, to which cancellation measures were applied (table 1), as well as 45 vehicles whose drivers do not have an operating license (table 2).
In response to the country’s call to join forces in the fuel crisis caused by the impact of the U.S. blockade, it was also evident that some state car drivers remained non-compliant by not stopping at the places with the highest concentration of people.
In the month of February, 983 vehicles were reported and 773 measures were applied to different agencies and entities, including the ministries of Construction, Transportation, Public Health, Communications, Agriculture, Industry, Energy and Mines, Culture, Food Industry and Tourism, the Business Administration Group, Water Resources, as well as religious institutions and agencies.
Likewise, it is worth noting that there are still 46 entities that have not applied the measures corresponding to the offenders, which will be summoned to analysis by the Governor, as part of the approved organizational measures.
The population has the right to demand compliance with the provisions regarding maximum prices for private carriers.
In the event of non-compliance, it can report it through the different established channels, informing the registration number, date, time and place of the event, by telephone: 188820 or 7-881-9264 of Attention to the Population of the General Directorate of Transport.
Also, through the websites: www.dgtph.transnet.cu, of the General Directorate of Transport, and www.lahabana.gob.cu (the Citizen’s Portal).
Also, through the e-mails: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, of the Mitrans.