State promoter of private investment, ProInversión, has confirmed that the pre-investment feasibility study for line 3 of the Lima Metro will be ready by the end of March or start of April, which means the project is on schedule to the deadline to finalise the route and define the investment necessary.
ProInversión explained that the profile and feasibility study will outline projected demand, information acquired through investigations and field studies, develop the technical and operational specifications necessary for the project, and complete a full cost-benefit assessment.
The Ingerop consortium was granted to the contract to oversee the pre-investment study in September, and is comprised of French, Spanish, Italian and Peruvian specialists who are working in conjunction with the Spanish subsidiary of Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) to finalise the terms and impact of the project.
Line 3, which will run from north to south of the city, is one of the six lines approved in the Lima and Callao network, approved by Supreme Decree No. 059-2010-MTC in December 2010. Line 3 will connect at least six districts of the Peruvian capital upon completion.