Through a publication on its social networks, the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC) let people know what established schedule for using the half-ticket, leaving three options for schoolchildren from Monday to Friday. Users quickly expressed their indignation, declaring that the schedules do not adapt to the reality experienced by many students.
Remember that in March 2022, the Lima and Callao Urban Transport Authority (ATU) issued a statement in which it also indicated what were the hours during which the half school ticket would be respected. The schedules are the same compared to the last post made by the MTC.
The validity to use the school ticket is only from Monday to Friday at the following times:
First shift: 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Second shift: 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Third shift: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“Have you ever wondered how the half school ticket is applied in this new school year? Here we leave you the moments in which it must be applied, ”was the description that accompanied the publication made by the MTC on Twitter as part of the Back to School campaign.
After the publication, thousands of users spoke out against the measure and many of them showed personal cases where the scenario is that their children could not use the school ticket office within the hours set by the TCM.
Users have reported that in some cases school leaves school at 3:45 p.m. or there is overtime to complete tasks left to them during class. On Saturdays, the creation of workshops is also encouraged to follow and develop the student’s school life.
The publication of Ministry of transportation raised doubts about different situations, such as what would happen if a schoolboy got on a bus at 3:30 p.m. and the ticket was charged 10 minutes after boarding the vehicle. They also focused on schoolchildren who take on the responsibility of picking up their younger siblings in other collegesnot being within the deadlines indicated by the MTC, the carrier would have the right to request the adult ticket, damage the family economy.
Remember that Peru is experiencing inflation of up to 8%. Products, services and tickets have increased in cost, leaving in the past affordable prices, such as the classic S/0.50 cent ticket that Peruvians could use for trips one or two blocks away. Today, the minimum ticket is S/1.00. Internet users pointed out that several carriers did not want to pick up schoolchildren for the minimum amount of their ticket.
Faced with various questions from users of social networks, the Ministry of transportation, led by Minister Paola Pierina Lazarte Castillo, decided to hide certain comments made on social networks.