The First District Court of Yucatan has granted a temporary suspension of work on Section 5 of the Mayan Train, which runs from Playa del Carmen to Tulum, in Quintana Roo, for not having environmental permits.
The suspension was granted to the Association for the Defense of the Right to a Healthy Environment, which filed an injunction against the section of the megaproject which in recent weeks has drawn rejection from the country’s scientific and artistic community due to the devastation of the jungle to His worksite.
The judge also recognized that the construction of section 5 of the Mayan train sector”It involves the felling of trees, the destruction of native flora and species, the drilling of the ground or any other consequence, which by its nature cannot be brought back to the conditions which currently exist.”.
With the suspension, the execution of works related to the construction, infrastructure, removal or destruction of the biodiversity of the land or any other activity involving its material execution is prevented until it be determined whether to give the permanent suspension.
According to the court, “continuity in the construction of the work leads to a high probability of modification of the ecosystem”, he therefore decided to stop the works. However, the resolution has no effect on project administrative processes, such as obtaining environmental permits and preparing budgets.