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Iztapalapa elevated trolleybus: inauguration will be postponed until 2022

Until the second quarter of 2022, the elevated trolleybus Eje 8 Sur Iztapalapa It will be inaugurated, after it was stated that this month would be concluded.

During the appearance before the United Commissions for Urban Development and Infrastructure and for the Use and Use of Public Space, the Secretary of Works and Services, Jesús Antonio Esteva Medina, reported that the delay in the construction of the work, which will go from the Constitution of 1917 to UACM Casa Libertad, is due to a problem of supply of materials that has affected many works, nationally and even internationally.

Although it will be tomorrow when he reports in detail, the official told the legislators that “it was initially scheduled to have it in November of this year and we will be concluding section number 1, which is a section that runs from the 1917 Constitution and passes over what the Metro is, that will be in the second quarter of next year ”, he explained.

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“This is a metallic structure, this is the design, given the subsoil conditions, due to the load capacity. Then, there was a problem of supply of materials that this has affected many works, not only at the national level, at the international level and in this case of section number one, which is the one that is built on the part of the Metro is the one that it has the biggest lag, ”he said.

He indicated that of the 18 thousand tons of steel required for construction, “we need to execute two thousand tons; 1,300 of the elevated section and the rest corresponds to the Penitentiary station, which is the one that is in operation and connecting to a new section ”, he pointed out.

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