The senator of the Historical Pact also pointed out that, “we are already waiting 70 years, why not a few more months”
The senator of the Historical Pact defended the possible construction of an underground section of the Bogotá Metro. Photos: Bogota City Hall/Colprensa
The discussion about the construction of the Bogota Metroon a never-ending theme. Although the first advances for the construction of the first line are already underway, a meeting between the government of Gustavo Petro and the Chinese consortium that is in charge of executing the works could once again modify the times for its construction.
Last Wednesday, November 2, the government met with the Apca Transmimetro consortium and there they expressed some of their concerns regarding the construction of the elevated metro along Avenida Caracas. According to information revealed by Blu Radio, “there are risks in the groundon the eastern edge because the columns that would support the elevated meter would be very close to each other and at a great depth, which could affect stability, due to geotechnical risks due to soil variability.”
The Chinese ambassador to Colombia, Lan Hu, stated that the consortium is studying the possibility of modifying the subway on Avenida Caracas, including modifying the entire first line for it to be underground, however, he warned that these changes could lead to legal and financial difficulties, so the works could be delayed for a while longer.
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“Hopefully it will be achieved”, Gustavo Bolívar
The possibility of modifying the construction of the Bogotá Metro was not well received by some political sectors, however, the senator of the Historic Pact, Gustavo Bolívar, was enthusiastic about the possibility that at least the construction on Caracas Avenue would be underground, since he considers that if it is elevated, “av would end up being slums. most important in Bogotá”.
“It makes all the sense in the world that the section of the Metro that crosses Av. Caracas< /b>, from 1st to 72nd streets, is underground. If everything could not be done, that, at least, this section is not elevated, because the av would end up being slums. most important of Bta. Good Petro! Hopefully it will be achieved”, assured Gustavo Bolívar.
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Some of the criticisms that arise about this possibility is that the construction of the first line of the Bogotá Metro would take a more time, so many do not agree with this. For the parliamentarian of the Historical Pact, making it underground will allow “valuing the adjacent properties” with the construction of “Bicycle paths and gardens”.
“They will say: more delays. R/: We have already waited 70 years, why not a few more months that the studies take, to have a real Metro, underground, with cycle paths and gardens on the surface that enhance the value of the adjacent properties. Meanwhile, the elevated part that leaves Bosa is being built”, the senator added on his social networks.
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“That is the cost of political pettiness”< /h2>
President Gustavo Petro He referred to the construction of the Bogotá Metro and revealed the costs of the underground metro in 2015 and what the elevated metro costs today. In addition, the head of state has repeatedly insisted on highlighting the importance of the first subway line in the Colombian capital to be underground.
“In the year 2015,< i>Bogotá's underground metro, up to 127th Street, used to cost 14 billion pesos, today that same section costs 35 billion pesos. That is the cost of political pettiness”, assured Gustavo Petro on his Twitter account.