The authorities of the Dominican Republic will soon start a pilot plan that will temporarily prohibit the entry into the National District of the transport of heavy cargo.
The secretary general of the Mayor’s Office of the National District, Hugo Beras, said that the hours of the ban will be from 6:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night. In the radio interview, he did not detail the start date of the measure or how long it will be in force.
Sources close to the negotiation told Diario Libre that the pilot plan will imply that heavy-duty vehicles will use the Santo Domingo beltway without paying the toll. “We are going to prohibit entry to the city for a time and we are going to leave free of payment for a time. We are awaiting the start date, which will be announced in the next few days, “said those consulted.
Participating in the project is the Mayor’s Office of the National District, the Ministry of Public Works, the Intrant, transporters and businessmen, among others, with technical support from the Inter-American Development Bank.
For his part, Beras said that only vans that have a special authorization will be able to enter the National District.
The measure will affect between 3,000 to 4,000 heavy-duty vehicles that currently transit the capital each day.