The speed control in Manta, whose contract was signed in April 2017 by the Municipality of Manta and the private company Transire, has not yet materialized.
A precautionary measure interposed by the Chamber of Transport of the Manabi port suspended the start of the measurement of the speed through 13 photo-daters, located in six road sections of the urban area of the canton.
Francisco Cañarte, one of the representatives of the transportation in Manta, said emphatically that the Municipality had failed to sign the contract, before having issued a rule that regulates speed.
Councilman Raúl Trámpuz, who corroborated the transporters’ point of view, said: “it was a lightness of Mayor Jorge Zambrano to have signed an agreement without first approving an ordinance.”
Roosevelt Cedeño, Transire’s legal representative, in dialogue with the media, mentioned that the company appealed the decision of the judge, who issued the precautionary measure through which the effects of a contract aimed at regulating traffic in two were suspended. Spheres: speed control and parking.
The matter is in the Civil Chamber of the Provincial Court of Justice. “We are going to justify that this protection moves away from the constitutional legal system,” Cedeño said. He said that the judge’s argument is that the right to free mobility and transit in the city is violated, “which does not conform to reality.”
Cedeño, who evaded answering technical questions about the photojournalists in the city, said that once the legal issue is clarified the officials of this company will be responsible for receiving the concerns and answering them. Councilman Trámpuz mentioned that they did not approve in the second instance the ordinance project that regulates the speed until it is not socialized, in addition it must present the technical study on categorization of roads, which must be given by the Traffic Director and “until the time it has done”. (I)