With over 800,000 residents, Arequipa is the second most populous city in Peru, causing traffic to be imaginably dense. Hoping to aid in alleviating the issue of crowded streets, and to further modernize the city, Peru’s Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) announced plans to build a metropolitan railway in Arequipa.
Arequipa will become only the second city in Peru to have this transportation system. However, according to Peru´s transport and communications minister, Jose Gallardo, the near future will bring similar announcements for other cities throughout Peru.
Gallardo said that greater efforts are being made to stay true to the MTC mission of designing and implementing policies and strategies to rationally integrate the country with transportation routes and communication services. Lima, for example, will experience “the gradual development” in transportation infrastructure that Gallardo promises in mid-September when construction of an underground electric railway, connecting Ate to Callao, begins.
The southwestern city set to welcome modern transportation system.