Toll roads increase fees in Oaxaca

A new blow to the pocket of the Oaxacans was announced yesterday when Caminos y Puentes Federales (Capufe) reported on its website an increase of $33 pesos in the rate of the Tehuacán-Oaxaca highway.

According to information published by the Capufe, the toll for cars will be $233 pesos, up from $200 pesos for the route from the junction of the Puebla Orizaba highway to start the journey from Cuacnopalan to the city of Oaxaca. This represents an increase of 16.5 percent in the total toll of the superhighway.

Motorcycles will also pay more as of today, since the Tehuacán-Oaxaca highway rate goes from $99 to $116 pesos, an increase of 12.9 percent.

As for buses, the rate increase will be even higher, going from $415 to $489 pesos, a 17 percent increase. With the new toll, the costs of bus operations will increase and be passed on to the passengers, along with the increase of goods and merchandise entering the city.

It should be noted that the rate of the Mexico-Puebla highway was also increased, which will be 17 percent for those who use a car, now $165 pesos.

“The National Works Bank (Banobras), fiduciary of the National Infrastructure Fund (Fonadin), has given instructions to (Capufe) to update the toll rates of the aforementioned Fondo’s road network. This measure will take effect from 00:00:01 hours on Friday, September 7 of the current year, “Capufe explained in a press release late last night.

The rates were increased in different highways of the country. Meanwhile, the rate of the Mexico City-Cuernavaca-Acapulco corridor will remain unchanged.

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This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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