The explanation for that delay was given today by the first secretary of the Metropolitan Executive Committee, Ariana Pinho, during the Metropolitan Council meeting, after being confronted with news that the new network would not start on November 1st, as stipulated.

"We are seeing, in the various meetings we have had with operators, a high level of difficulty in the delivery of buses, which is heavily delayed. There is no operator that has 100% of the fleet available. The timing would also be November 1st, but we already predict that this situation will not occur", Ariana Pinho began by explaining.

The new date set for the start of Unir is December 1st.