The mayor of Totana, Andrés García, recently sent a letter of thanks and congratulations to the Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Pedro Saura, and the president of Adif, Isabel Vera, respectively, for their "generous sensitivity" to the demands of the neighbors. affected by the Mediterranean Corridor passing through Totana, modifying the planned route.
The first mayor already made it known to Saura last night in a meeting that took place taking advantage of the visit of the Minister of Development, José Luis Ãbalos, to the Region, to whom he also thanked his commitment;
and where the councilor accompanied the representatives of the Civic Platform "AVE Totana-Fuerza Ciudadana" and other neighborhood associations affected by the railway infrastructures in this autonomous community.
The mayor highlights in his letter his institutional gratitude for the collaboration of the Ministry and Adif with the modification of the new layout of the Mediterranean Corridor as it passes through the municipality of Totana to minimize the impact on neighbors, as well as the efforts made by the own Government delegate in Murcia, Diego Conesa.
For months, the affected neighbors have been demonstrating and showing their opposition and concern to the original layout, even with programmed closures in the plenary hall of the Totana City Council for 32 days, "a concern that was endorsed by the current municipal government", points out Mayor.
According to Garcia, "prior administrations have been insensitive and have turned a deaf ear to the imperative demands contained in the institutional arrangements of the municipal Corporation, giving due cause to the just demands of the affected families. the change of direction in the negotiations and negotiations of the new Government of Spain and the representatives of its dependent organizations in this matter ".
The Government delegate in Murcia announced a few days ago to the affected neighbors in Totana that Adif will shortly approve the project between the towns of Sangonera and Lorca, and draft a new proposal for this section with the intention of tendering it in the coming months and meet well with the anticipated deadlines.
The mayor of Totana also points out in his letter that "it is a satisfaction for me, as mayor, that a response be given and the just demands of those affected by the previously planned route be fulfilled, and that channels of communication and joint tools be open. of dialogue and work that do not suppose a damage and an injury to the neighbors and to the general interest of the municipality of Totana ".
In addition, he adds that "I know that with the project practically completed, it was not easy to redirect the situation, and that is why I reiterate my gratitude and personal and institutional congratulations, as well as his personal and political commitment for his willingness to meet the requests of the neighbors of Totana seeking a minimal affection, as far as possible, to those involved. "
Finally, Andrés García indicates that "from this City Hall and from the City of Totana, we trust that this proposal will be prepared and approved in the coming months and its bidding coincides, as it is foreseeable, with that of the other pending sections so that the All of the Mediterranean Corridor is completed and put into operation within the deadlines and without delays as it passes through our municipality and the Region of Murcia, as a whole. "