Authorities of the Mexico City (CDMX) will partially close the Modal Transfer Center (CETRAM) Pantitlan starting this week and indefinitely; the closure is because major intervention works will be carried out in a basement and this puts the future operation of the place at risk.
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“If it is a significant damage and that is why it has to be propped up, however, as the undersecretary said, I do not think there will be a collapse, what we want is to act before there really is a case of that nature,” he said. Andres Lajous, Secretary of Mobility of Mexico City.
The capital authorities informed in a press conference that during improvement work they carry out in the CETRAM Pantitlán, found damage that must be repaired immediately to prevent any accident mayor.
The basement of the CETRAM, which is used as a vehicle tank, has cracks and exposed rods.
The structure of the basement with coating in areas with exposed rod, and some elements of counter-vents in columns. To speed up the work, it is necessary to temporarily close the movement of people and units of public transport on the surface to be reinforced.
30 routes circulate through the CETRAM Pantitlán, 13 are from Mexico City and 17 from the State of Mexico.
“These eight platforms will be reinforced in turn, by an operation of the General Directorate of Transit of the Secretariat of Citizen Security to speed up traffic at the intersection of Avenida Unión with Churubusco, giving priority to the exit of the CETRAM and at the same time placing Citizen Security elements to avoid making a base or ascending and descending tasks there, speeding up the entire flow ”, said Rodrigo Díaz, Undersecretary of Planning.
The Mexibus, Line 4 of the Metrobús, and the trolleybus will continue to operate on a regular basis.
The CETRAM Pantitlán It is located on Av. Río Churubusco corner of Miguel Lebrija, in the Ampliación Adolfo López Mateos neighborhood.
In the vicinity they work daily from 4 in the morning to 1 in the morning, and the influx before the pandemic was 1 million people.
With information from FOROtv