From July 15 the ‘Tacna-Garcilaso-Arequipa’ complementary corridor will begin operating, and will be the first of five to be launched by the Municipality as part of the improvement of urban transportation in the Peruvian capital, declared Mayor of Lima Susana Villarán. CNG-powered buses featuring Euro IV, V y VI technology will cover the corridor.
The official said the buses will transport 600,000 passengers who will now access an organized, safe and clean service operated by formal enterprises with their own fleets and drivers. All these vehicles will be identified by their blue color and the Integrated Transport System (SIT) of Lima logo, reported news agency Andina.
Villarán also said that about 300 transit inspectors will guide users in this new service, which will allow significant savings of time and thus resulting in scheduling daily activities of commuters. Most of these inspectors will be located along the main route, and fewer of them will be located in the feeder routes.
The 35-kilometer main route, covers from Prolongación Tacna Avenue in the District of Rímac, to the District of Miraflores, whose turnaround location is still undefined but several options are being considered, including a nearby point to Plaza de Flores station (Metropolitano corridor).