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  • Caracas Metro services some three million people across the capital of Venezuela. 

    Caracas Metro services some three million people across the capital of Venezuela.  | Photo: EFE

Published 14 March 2019

Surface transport units from Zona Rental to Propatria, Petare, Caricuao and La Rinconada initially served as parallel back up for the Metro routes to Lines 1, 2 and 3.

Venezuela’s transportation lines, including the Caracas Metro, are scheduled to be up and running Thursday - Prensa Latina is reporting - following the sabotage of the national electric power grid, which sought to cripple the country.

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Minister of Communication and Information, Jorge Rodriguez, confirmed that that the majority of the lines of the public and private sectors will be activated.

"We have been monitoring the system to verify the conditions on the railways. So at this moment, we are at 90% progress to start our service," president of Metro de Caracas, Cesar Vega had stated Wednesday, according to the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN). 

The Caracas Metro, which services some three million people across the capital of Venezuela, was among those rendered incapacitated due to a strategic attack on the Simon Bolivar hydroelectric power station, on March 7.  

According to the head of the National Constituent Assembly Diosdado Cabello, President Nicolas Maduro have given the go ahead for the resumption of operations of the metros and railways in Caracas, Los Teques, Maracaibo and Valencia.

#ATTENTION Our users are informed that the # MetroDecaracas will reestablish the commercial service of trains, cable train and San Agustín metro cable starting today at the normal time #OvercomingElGolpeEléctrico

Surface transport units from Zona Rental, in Plaza Venezuela, to Propatria, Petare, Caricuao and La Rinconada initially served as parallel back up for the Metro routes to Lines 1, 2 and 3.

"We have created a route system with the Metrobus units, totally free, so that they can transfer our users," explained Vega.

The decision came after tests were carried out on the National Electric System, which was reported by Vega, who noted successful lighting tunnels and escalators test.

Rodriguez also announced the resumption of military training by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces in a second stage.

The communication minister noted that the redistribution of drinking water has reached 90% overall and 70% in Caracas, before adding that water trucks are on standby to meet the shortfall until service is completely restored.

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