Massive exodus of Dominicans to provinces
SANTO DOMINGO. The principle intercity passenger routes saw a huge increase in the movement of people to the interior of the country. On the routes that are serviced from the area around Enriquillo Park, the persons charged with controlling the departures and arrivals of the buses looked optimistic on the business of passenger transportation.
Just the Transporte Espinal bus company, whose station is on Paris Avenue, reported that 20 large 62 passenger buses had departed before noon. In the meantime, the Sichoem syndicate, whose buses go exclusively to La Romana, counted 39 departures, with prices of RD$190, and RD$150 for express service. Transporte del Cibao had dispatched 15 buses to the region, with prices of RD$250 to Santiago, and RD$400 to Restauracion, and an average of RD$300 for other stops.
The carriers that go to Nizao, in the province of Peravia, had dispatched 20 buses to the town at RD$100 each passenger on the 36 seat buses, which for this ride is a good proportion.
From the Kilometer 9 Bus Stop on the Duarte Highway, where the buses to the North of the country depart, saw 65 buses to Moca, Cotui, San Francisco de Macoris, Maimon, Nagua and other towns before noon yesterday. The least expensive fares were those to Maimon at RD$150, and the most expensive were those to Nagua at RD$280. In this case, the controller of the bus station told Diario Libre that it was not much money in comparison to former years; the expected to recover the fares yesterday afternoon and all day today.
Like every year, thousands of persons went from Santo Domingo to their native towns, or simply used Santo Domingo as a great national bus stop.
Among this great flow of passengers, together with the increase in the commercial activity has caused major traffic jams all over the city, which will not decrease until 25 December and will be renewed next 31 December, but with less intensity.
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