“Rest assured that it is in our interest taking care of the pockets of families that we know have not had a good time in the face of the crisis,” said President Boric, supported by the head of Transportation, who assured that “we are not talking about an increase of 80 or 100 pesos as has been speculating.”
The Minister of Transportation, Juan Carlos Muñoz, supported the statements of President Gabriel Boric regarding a possible increase in transportation rates public in the capital; and he assured that the change will be gradual, but still needs to be discussed.
5 years after the integration of the first electric buses in Greater Santiago, Minister Muñoz referred to the evaluation received by the Red system within the framework of COP 27.
The price of transport tickets in the RM it has remained frozen since the so-called social outbreak in 2019.
The head of the ministry, Juan Carlos Muñoz, referred to the gradual nature of this eventual rise forecast for 2023, assuming that there is a double view of what happens.
From the Transport Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, the UDI parliamentarian, Juan Antonio Coloma, summoned the President for his statements during his term as a representative of the Republic, but even so he stated that the increase is imminent.
“Rest assured that it is in our interest to take care of the pockets of the families that we know have not had a good time in the face of the crisis,” the President also said, supported by the head of Transportation, who assured that “no we are talking about an increase of 80 or 100 pesos as has been speculating”.
This week the Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel, indicated that although they cannot guarantee that prices will stop rising, he asserted that this will not be “suddenly”.
“We know that it is not possible to maintain prices in the economy indefinitely, unless the State subsidizes permanently. Despite this, the State does not have unlimited resources and must prioritize”, said the minister.
“What we can assure is that we are not going to have any sudden and significant rise in rates, but rather it will be a gradual process. In addition, it will be prudent and prolonged in time”, concluded the head of the fiscal coffers.