A delegation from Totana, made up of members of the municipal Corporation and representatives of the AVE Totana-Fuerza Ciudadana AVE and the Catenaria Line platforms against the route of the AVE as it passes through this municipality, are currently meeting at the headquarters of the Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (Adif), in Madrid, with executives of this entity of the Ministry of Public Works.
The meeting with the president of Adif, Juan Bravo, is held in order to demand a change in the route of the AVE upon his arrival in Totana, and to transfer the plenary agreements approved in the last sessions, unanimously, by the Corporation municipal totanera.
It is attended by the mayor, Andrés García, the first deputy mayor, Juan José Cánovas, the town planning councilor, Carlos Ballester, a representative of each of the political groups (Agustín Gonzalo Martínez, María José Bedia and Juan Carlos Carrillo) and municipal technicians, as well as a representation of the neighbors affected by the new project of this infrastructure.
Totana is the municipality where more farms are concentrated in the new rail stretch projected between Sangonera and Lorca, of 48.3 kilometers in length.
Adif took the past April 12 to public information, for expropriation purposes, the construction project of the AVE platform in the section Sangonera-Lorca.
The Official Bulletin of the Region (BORM) published that same day the announcement and the list of goods and properties affected by the works, communicating the opening of a period of 15 working days to formulate allegations or rectifications.
A total of 1,255 farms and plots will be expropriated in the five municipalities affected by the Mediterranean Corridor from Sangonera to Lorca, of which only 104 are municipal property.
By municipalities, Totana is the term that contributes the most: above half a million meters, which correspond to 394 farms.
In addition to these lands, others will be occupied - of smaller extension and of temporary form - to execute the works, as well as the rights of way.