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Lima mayoral candidate promises metro (Peru)
2010-09-29
The opposition candidate in Peruvian capital Lima's mayoral race, Lourdes Flores Nano, has said she will begin building a metro for the city if she is elected, state news agency Andina reported.

 

A city the size of Lima cannot do without a metro, which would help provide an integrated mass transit system for the capital, according to Flores, who is currently the frontrunner in the mayoral race, with a slim margin over left-wing Fuerza Social candidate Susana Villaran de la Puente.

 

The first line of the proposed metro would run 12km from the city's Ate district to Jorge Chavez international airport, said Flores. Work would take four years to complete, with the first year dedicated to completing studies, she added.

 

As well as building a metro, Flores intends to build 23 main roadways to alleviate traffic congestion and extend the city's Tren Electrico light rail system.

 

Flores represents a coalition of opposition parties PPC and Unidad Nacional in the mayoral election, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 3.


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