Final touches to Metro Line II
Santo Domingo.- Almost four months since president Danilo Medina’s pre-election tour of the stations on Line II of the Santo Domingo Metro, there is still no formal date for the public transport system extension’s entry into operation.
The line, which will connect the National District with Santo Domingo East was originally announced for early this year. However, completion works are still underway, especially on the four stations along the line.
On Wednesday, workers were installing windows and mezzanines and completing work on the escalators in the stations, as well as removing scaffolding from the suspension bridge that has been built across the Ozama River. According to some of the laborers, these are finishing touches and that it will not be long before the line starts working.
One factor that they say may have delayed the work is the lack of funds, especially as some contractors have complained of being owed as much as four months worth of work.
When the president toured the stations in May, the Transport Reorganization Office (Opret) said that it would be a few months before the line extension would enter into operation.
Sep 2, 2016
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