Patricia Armijo. Editor (I)

Suitcase in hand and with Mask Tania arrives on Monday, May 2, 2022, hanging on to her chin Quitumbe TerminalSouth of the capital.

With her husband and two children, she was returning from Riobamba after visiting her family on the fourth holiday of the year.

It usually takes about four hours to get to Quito. This Monday, May 2, he left at 10:00 and finally arrived at 3:00 in the afternoon. An hour later than expected.

The 40-year-old woman said, “We left early to avoid the traffic because everyone is coming back today.” According to his account, the most problematic part of the road is Machachi and Aloyag, where traffic is stopped for a few minutes. “And it’s still early,” he says.

According to estimates from the Metropolitan Public Company for Mobility and Public Works (epmmop), Between Friday, April 29 and Monday, May 2, 95,000 people will travel from the Quito Land Terminal.

About 60,000 users are expected to move to Quitumba and another 35,000 to Carcelain. Both terminals operate 24 hours a day.

The visit of this newspaper made it possible to observe the continuous arrival of travelers in the South Terminal. There were no crowds as many buses made earlier stops in Carlsen, Cologne and other sectors.

The staff at the place agreed that the number of passengers on the arrival platform would increase in the afternoon and at night. Juan, who works with luggage loading, said that in his experience traffic jams start at 5:00 pm and then do not stop overnight.

Pedro Bryones is from the coastal province of Guam. According to him, the journey was smooth and did not take much time. Maybe a few minutes, but nothing serious. “Thank God we didn’t get traffic jams or rain because the road is congested there too,” he noted.

Carcelen’s boarding area was almost empty. Luz Harrow was one of the passengers waiting to board the bound unit for Ibarra. He carries a small suitcase and travels alone.

“It’s not a problem to leave (Quito) at this time, it’s a matter of coming back,” he said. So he is not worried about tripping on the last day of the holiday.

Crowds could be seen by taxis waiting for shoppers on the outside stage in both places. At the same time traffic agents control the movement of the surroundings.

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