The director of the Santo Domingo Metro office, Diandino Pena, has announced today at the Presidential Palace, that the first part of the second line of the Metro will be in operation as from Monday, 1st April.
President Danilo Medina had announced that the second line of the Metro would go into operation on 30 March, but since this falls on an Easter holiday the start was postponed for the first working day in April.
He added that the government has a RD$200 million debt with contractors, but it has been agreed that payments would be made starting in April. He made the announcement after meeting the Minister of the Presidency Gustavo Montalvo. The new line will enable passengers to be transported from Av. Luperon to Av. Duarte with Quinto Centenario bridge.