Transport

New Chacahuaro Tunnel Opened on Central Highway

New Chacahuaro Tunnel Opened on Central Highway

President Kuczynski and Transport minister Martin Vizcarra were in Matucana this week to inaugurate the 306m Chacahuaro tunnel on the Central Highway. The tunnel, at Km. 80 and at 2,550 meters above sea level, has been built at a key point on the highway where landslides occur almost every year […]

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco Protests as Chinchero Airport Financing Adjusted

Cusco authorities are calling for a regional strike, giving the government 72 hours to come up with a solution to the sudden postponement of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new airport at Chinchero. People from Urubamba, Paucartambo, Anta and La Convención marched with banners to the Chinchero site to protest. […]

French Loan for Lima’s Rapid Transit System

French Loan for Lima’s Rapid Transit System

The French Development Agency, AFD, has granted a loan of close to €120.5 million ($126 mn) to partially finance the construction of the Lima Metro’s Line 2. Most of Line 2 of the city’s rapid transit project is to run underground, from the eastern district of Ate to the port […]

Tunnels Link East Lima Traffic to Eight Districts

Tunnels Link East Lima Traffic to Eight Districts

Two tunnels opened for a trial run yesterday, connecting vehicle traffic between Lima’s most heavily populated district —San Juan de Lurigancho, pop. 1 million — and eight districts to the west. The twin Santa Rosa and San Martin tunnels, inaugurated by Mayor Luis Castañeda on Lima’s 481st anniversary, cut through […]