Nothing works in S?o Paulo: A strike by subway riders has caused in the Brazilian metropolis of record storage.Karen Millen Dress
Angry commuters had to wait sometimes for hours. Police used tear gas against rowdy passengers at a bus station.
Sao Paulo - The strike had the subway rider days' notice - but the infrastructure was the metropolis of S?o Paulo, the onslaught of the masses, not up. The municipal transport company announced on Wednesday a total of 249 lines of cars of kilometers in the city - as much as never before in one morning.
In the morning, even the bus stations were overcrowded. The buses themselves were stuck in traffic, as estimated at up to five million Brazilians in their cars. Commuters were stuck for hours. Police officers on motorcycles had to pave the way ambulance.
At some bus stops there were tumultuous scenes. According to local media applied to air passengers were out of the tires of buses and blocked roads and at times even a subway station in order to make their anger over the air strike.Karen Millen Dresses In the eastern district of Itaquera, police used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
Underinvestment in infrastructure
The subway riders demanding less working hours and higher wages. 8000 of 9,000 employees had stopped work. After five hours, the workers ended the strike - after a lightning deal at around six percent wage increase and a food supplement.
The strike, however, reveals a fundamental problem of the Brazilian mega-city, the infrastructure of the country remains quite some time behind the rapid economic growth in recent years. In the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo's 20 million people live, Karen Millen every day 900 new vehicles are registered.
Spending on roads and public transport are growing,Karen Millen Dress but nowhere at the same pace: According to an analysis by investment bank Morgan Stanley, Brazil has invested in recent years, only 17 percent of its gross national product in the road - China and India used in each case to about 40 percent.
The previous record for storage of S?o Paulo was the morning at 191 kilometers. During rush hour in the late afternoon in 2009 the all-time record was set - with 293 miles.