Mazatlan’s Pulmonias and Aurigas see a 70% drop in passengers


Tourist carriers are already taking the appropriate measures in their services in the event of the Covid-19 contingency

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- The public transport that is used more frequently by tourists is already taking preventive measures against Covid-19, therefore, the Pulmonias and the Aurigas have already entered the process of cleaning the units to provide safe service.

The leader of the pneumonia service, Mariano Ortega Vizcarra, reported that they already had the call from the Roads and Transportation for each unit to be disinfected at the beginning and end of each shift.

“We are doing a general cleaning of all units, practically every half shift or twice a day, and the recommendations that the State Government has made to us through the Department of Roads and Transportation are constantly disinfecting the areas that they have contact with the users like handrails and seats, ”he said.

He added that this contingency already has an impact on the service, since travel fell by 70 percent, therefore, he said that the units are stopped at certain strategic points to pay for gasoline each day.

“We have worked 30 percent of the service that is being done on a daily basis, there is a lot of downturn, we are about to collapse, and you are going to see a lot of stopped pulmonias and practically not even for gasoline have we taken out,” he said.

For his part, the leader of the aurigas service, Jorge Luis Lizárraga Silva, said that the drivers have already been told not to board more than five people per trip, due to the recommendations by Roads and Transportation.

“Drivers from Vialidad y Transportes are being invited to clean the handrails or grab bars, and to get 4 to 5 passengers up to separate them, and we are going to give the service a little limited since many companies are closing, and it is recommended to be at home to prevent any contingency, ”said Jorge Luis Lizárraga Silva.


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