Riviera Maya, Q. R. — After receiving official notification, Fonatur is challenging the judicial suspension of Section 5 south of the Maya Train. The challenge was filed April 22 by Adrián Fernando Novelo, legal representative of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur).
The federal agency is currently complying with the provisional suspension of the project that was granted by the first district court in Merida April 18. The Yucatan court has postponed the appeal until May 13, during which time, work on that section of train will remain stopped.
Previous federal challenges for injunctions issued on sections 1,2 and 3 have been successful.
On April 22, the federal government challenged the decision of a federal judge to provisionally suspend the construction of Section 5 of the Maya Train due to lack of authorization in terms of environmental impact.
This most recent case involving the train will be sent to a collegiate court May 13 to decide whether or not the provisional suspension that covers the area from Playa del Carmen to Tulum will be upheld.