Judge suspends works of the Mayan Train in Quintana Roo: CEMDA

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“Definitely” the suspension of sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Mayan Train was achieved.

An unexpected statement has indicated that the First District Court in Yucatan, granted the suspension of sections 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Tren Maya project in Quintana Roo, due to alleged environmental effects.

It was through the indigenous, rural, urban and coastal communities of the states of Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo, as well as civil society organizations, that they obtained the definitive suspension related to the amparo filed 18 months ago (July 2020).

The sections that have been suspended are the following:

Section 3: Calkiní Pass – Izamal

Section 4: Izamal-Cancun Pass

Section 5 North: Cancun-Playa del Carmen Pass

Section 6: Tulum-Chetumal Pass

Likewise, it was explained that in the suspension the complainants demonstrated their interest in obtaining the precautionary measure by accrediting their belonging to the communities possibly affected by the changes in land use and demonstrated the link they have with the environmental services provided by the violated ecosystem.

Finally, the Court returned to the argument of the Collegiate Court for Labor and Administrative Matters of the Fourteenth Circuit:

“The provisional authorizations issued based on the Agreement for the execution of the railway construction works do not replace the authorizations that imply a technical and scientific study prior to the work, which by not being issued, puts the ecosystem where it will be developed, because it would allow the start the works without knowing the repercussions and damages that can be caused with it, in the understanding that on many occasions the environmental damages are irreparable”, they indicated.

Finally, the Court points out that the provisional authorizations issued based on the Agreement for the execution of the railway construction works do not replace the authorizations that imply a previous technical and scientific study.

Source: Novedades Quintana Roo