Updated 10/26/2020 12:06 PM
Discouraging the movement of people in the AMBA was the
to prevent the spread of the
during the mandatory quarantine.
The vehicle controls were the fundamental tool to achieve the objective.
seven and a half months
after the start of the confinement, with more than almost 30 thousand deaths and a million infections throughout the country (more than half belonging to the City and the GBA),
there is almost no surveillance in the main accesses
to the Federal Capital.
The roads to access the Buenos Aires area are
Of this number,
27 were blocked;
21 enabled only for those who have the circulation permit;
20 "semi-qualified" for public transport, cargo, security and health;
and 26 pedestrian bridges
However, most of them - where it was already common to see fences to prevent the passage of vehicles or police officers that forced a long line of cars to form -
are no longer working.
And although more and more operatives are getting up, the truth is that the first ones who stopped controlling did so -at least- 35 days ago.
toured the main crossroads to confirm it.
The accesses with controls and those blocked in the framework of the mandatory quarantine.
Alsina and Olímpico bridges there have been no controls for at least a month and a half.
The national government lifted them a long time ago and there was only one of the city that was also removed several weeks ago", they say about the accesses in the South zone .
They also add: "Along the Ricchieri Highway and at the Dellepiane Toll, where they used to be during the first months, the same thing happened. From one day to the next they stopped settling."
, the main ways to get to the City are Maipú Avenue (Cabildo, on the Buenos Aires side) and Libertador Avenue.
Both with strict controls from March to August where they began to reduce the intensity until they were
any control since mid-July
. Later I began to see that the police were stopped, but they did not stop any cars. Suddenly, they disappeared," says Ezequiel Sánchez, a textile seller who circulates through the north access with permission to do deliveries.
In Vicente López.
The pass to Capital from Avenida Libertador, without police control.
And, although the Municipality of Vicente López assures that they still work in General Paz and Libertador, he adds: "In the main avenues
I have not seen controls for at least 30 days
. I pass almost every day in the area and there are none. I do notice that sometimes a city patrol returns to the height of Puente Saavedra, on the San Isidro Labrador boulevard, but without stopping anyone. "
In this sense, it should be noted that the operatives that controlled the passage of vehicles in the unifications of each GBA district were withdrawn earlier than those mentioned now.
In the northern communes
(Vicente López, San Isidro, San Fernando, Tigre, Escobar and Pilar
) these verifications are no longer carried out since the beginning of July.
The intersection at
Avenida San Martín, Ricardo Balbín and the Illia toll
are other points where there are no longer any vehicle controls.
In the latter, they lasted longer than in those previously named.
On the other hand, a driver who makes deliveries for a company from the West in the Capital, passes by the Highway 25 de Mayo daily and affirms that the permits are not verified there either.
are no controls at the
as well as at the junctions with General Paz.
However, from the municipalities of the area they affirm that inside each party the operations continue and they did not stop intensifying over the months.
Until mid-June - when, according to residents of each GBA area, vehicle control began to relax - the number of cars hijacked for not having the driving license was almost 4,000.
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