Updates: 07/09/2021 19:22
Released: 07.09.2021, 17:28
Prague – President Miloš Zeman called on Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) to rectify the situation in Prague’s traffic. According to him, he should consider declaring a state of danger and his resignation and apologize to the people. Zeman wrote it openly letters, which Hrad published on the web. Hřib told ČTK that the president was not yet interested in Prague, so he perceived his statement as involved in the election campaign. At the same time, Hřib said that the current leadership of the capital inherited the condition of the roads after the previous leadership led by YES and that according to the same logic Zeman should have called for the resignation of the Minister of Transport, because there are closures and columns on D1.
In the letter, Zeman Hřiba called for “the immediate correction of the dramatic situation in Prague transport and the derivation of appropriate consequences from the mistakes that no period in Czech communal politics”. According to the president, the capital is paralyzed by traffic due to the “amateur approach” and “deliberate dilettantism”. He blames the mushroom that the car driver considers someone to use his cars just for his own convenience. “The car is mainly used by those people who use it for transport to work, transport of goods, bulky purchases, transport of children to schools or for examination in the hospital,” he wrote to Hřib. According to the president, public transport is not always the best option for everyone.
He said that it is not the task of politicians to evaluate and dictate how someone should be transported. According to the president, the traffic situation in Prague is so critical that it also affects public transport promoted by Hřib. He cited Zenklova and Veselská streets as examples. “The fact that road repairs are completely uncoordinated, chaotic and ill-considered, complicates hundreds of thousands of people every day,” he wrote.
“In the last years, as far as I can remember, the President has shown no interest in Praguers. During his trips to the citizens, he avoided Prague and never visited the city hall in his capacity. that Mr. (Prime Minister Andrej) Babiš will even show it in his campaign, which has long exceeded the bounds of decency and taste, “said Hřib.
The mayor also stated that if the president measures everyone the same, he should call for the resignation of the Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček (for YES). “After all, there are also closures and congestions on the D1 due to repairs. By the way, the deplorable traffic situation on this key traffic artery is also evidenced by the fact that the President preferred to fly to Brno on September 1 by plane rather than by car on the D1. By the way, this trip of the president cost about 450,000 crowns after taking into account the depreciation of the aircraft, “said the mayor. He also said that he could also call on the president “to? Consider his resignation”. “Perhaps because of the defense of the interests of other powers because of the Czech Republic in? The case of Russian agents and the explosion in Vrbětice, “wrote Hřib.
The president called on the mayor to apologize to the people concerned for his failure, to seek immediate redress by ordering a “reconciliation of infrastructure repairs” and to consider declaring a state of emergency. “Because the current traffic situation is so critical that it threatens, among other things, the work of the components of the integrated rescue system,” said Zeman. According to him, the mushroom should also consider resigning from the position of mayor. “Your actions have brought the metropolis to the brink of chaos, for which you are politically responsible,” he added.
The mushroom rejected the criticism, saying that the current city management inherited the condition of the roads after the previous management, led by YES. According to him, this is one of the reasons why there are so many repairs. “The debt for road repairs was an incredible CZK 30 billion. Therefore, there are more major repairs this year than before. All repairs are maximally coordinated to? The designated coordinator,” added Hřib.