Lissalde warns about the disinvestment of the Milei government

Lissalde warns about the disinvestment of the Milei government
Lissalde warns about the disinvestment of the Milei government

After the shocking train crash San Martin against another locomotive and an empty van that occurred in mid-May in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo, the Buenos Aires deputy of massismo, Ricardo Lissaldepresented a project for repudiate the “disinvestment and lack of maintenance” of the national government in the Argentine Railway System.

In the initiative that raised the Legislature Buenos Aires a few days ago, the former head of Argentine Trains Infrastructure condemned “inaction, disinvestment in materials and human resources, lack of maintenance and adjustment“that the government of Javier Milei particularly in the line San Martinthe branch that suffered a collision on May 10 that left dozens of people injured.

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“On May 10, a formation of the line Saint Martin collided with a locomotive and an empty van on the Palermo viaduct. As a consequence, SAME issued a red alert, 30 people were transported with different types of injuries and another 70 were evaluated at the scene of impact, but it was determined that it was not necessary to hospitalize them.“, he recounted Lissalde.

According to the legislator of the Renewal Frontthe railway accident that occurred on the line San Martin was a consequence of the adjustment of Milei. “This is also understood by those who personally, in addition to the users, suffer and suffer from this policy, who are the workers in the sector,” he said. Lissalde.

Weeks after the train crash, the Buenos Aires deputy, Ricardo Lissalde, presented a project to repudiate the “lack of maintenance” of the national government.

In that sense, the native of Saladillo echoed the layoffs in state railway companiesand the complaints made by the Secretary General of La Fraternidad, Omar Maturanomoments after train crashin which he assured that The collision occurred due to the lack of railway signaling, as a result of the theft of high-tension cables that the national government refuses to replace..

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“There are testimonies that indicate the suspension of budgetary expenditures, including those related to critical work for the improvement of services such as the purchase of spare parts. Added to this is the situation derived from the irregular supply of fuel. The rolling stock is in a similar situation of shortage and there are no prospects for new cars to enter in the short or medium term,” listed the massist deputy.

In the basics of your project, Lissalde developed that, with the objective of achieving the long-awaited “deficit 0”, Milei carried out a divestment in Trenes Argentinos in the last 5 months through abandoned works, the cessation of tenders for the maintenance of locomotives, and the non-provision of signaling cables, among other axes.

“In the previous administration, a clear recovery of our railway system had begun. And we are seeing how, once again, they are destroying it. That is why we maintain that we must frame this accident in the scheme of adjustment and inaction of the Government that has caused a widespread deterioration of the railway system and that does not measure the damage caused by its decisions in large sectors of the population.“, he declared Lissalde.

One of the images left by the train crash in Palermo.
One of the images left by the train crash in Palermo.

It is worth mentioning that, in January 2020 Lissalde took over as head of Argentine Trains Infrastructurea position he held until the end of that year, when he stepped aside to be replaced by another massismo deputythe current 1st vice president of the lower house Alexis Guerrerawho a year later was appointed as Minister of Transportation of the Nation.

As soon as the collision occurred, the current deputy also blamed the government of Milei and its divestment by train crash occurred in Palermo. “The ‘No Hay Plata’ policy and the tenacity to achieve the famous zero deficit at the cost of disinvestment and payment delays, today gives us Argentines a first sample of the consequences it generates.“, criticized the previous head of the Transportation portfolio, today converted into a secretariat under the libertarian administration.

 
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