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Five countries are interested in executing Line 3 of the Lima Metro

Five countries are interested in executing Line 3 of the Lima Metro

The project seeks to unite the districts of Comas with San Juan de Miraflores in 54 minutes. The work will be carried out in the Government-to-Government modality, according to the MTC.

The project of the third line of the Lima Subwaywhich will be added to an already existing first and the second currently under construction, seeks to travel Lima from north to south to unite the populous districts of Comas with San Juan de Miraflores in 54 minutes, the Ministry of Transport and Communications said in recent hours. (MTC), through a statement.

To this end, there are already five countries interested in participating in the construction of Line 3 of the Lima Metro, that the authorities propose that it be executed under the Government-to-Government (G2G) modality, according to official sources.

The MTC recalled that last January the Executive approved the allocation of S/252 million (US$66.3 million) for the hiring of the Project Management Office and thus be able to start the studies of the work.

What will Line 3 of the metro be like?

Line 3 will be underground and will cover 12 districts of the Peruvian capital, with a complete journey of 34.8 kilometers, for which it must have 66 automatic trains with the capacity to transport 1,800 passengers each, and an estimated 2 million people a day.

Among the characteristics required of the construction are that it be anti-seismic and equipped for immediate evacuation in an emergency, in addition to having modern stations and elevators, escalators, and conditioned floors to facilitate the transit of people with visual disabilities.

When Line 3 is completed, it will run through the districts of Comas, Los Olivos, Independencia, San Martín de Porres, Rímac, Cercado de Lima, Jesús María, Lince, San Isidro, Miraflores, Santiago de Surco and San Juan de Miraflores.

This line will join Line 2 in the future, that will have 35 kilometers and is currently being built in the Peruvian capitalalthough with several years of delay in its completion, announced at first for 2021.

This is the first underground metro in Peru, which will link the districts of Ate, Santa Anita, El Agustino, San Luis, La Victoria, Cercado, Breña, Bellavista, Carmen de La Legua and Callao to mobilize about 2.5 million people a day, in about 45 minutes.

Since 2011, Lima has had a first Metro line that runs, on an elevated viaduct, 35 kilometers between the districts of Villa El Salvador and San Juan de Lurigancho.

With information from EFE.

Source: Larepublica