Posted On 02 Jun 2017
During a public accountability act, held on Wednesday, May 31, the mayor of Quito Mauricio Rodas reported that the Quito Cables system “will be a reality.” Rodas mentioned that the importing process of the electromechanical equipment required for this means of transport (cabins, cables …) has already begun and the construction of the Quito Cables stations is under way.
The announcement came amid protests from some residents of the northwest area who reject the project that will link La Roldós and La Ofelia neighborhoods. The mayor said that he was chosen to transform the city and to serve, above all, the less favored sectors. “This is a commitment that I will fulfill and I am fulfilling it.”
The construction of the first line of Quito Cables began in 2016 and the contract was signed within the framework of the Habitat III Conference. Patricio Molina, a spokesman for the residents of the northwest area affected by the expropriations involved in the project, says that Rodas statements caused him astonishment. At the discretion of the leader, the discomfort generated in the area is being minimized. “There are 44 neighborhoods in the northwest that are against the project.” (I).