In order to streamline and guarantee the continuity of the work of the Mexico City-Toluca Interurban Train (TIMT), the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT) and the Government of Mexico City agreed on a reallocation of additional resources for 350 million of pesos per section of the work.
The Modifying Agreement to the Coordination Agreement regarding the reallocation of resources for the TIMT, was signed by the head of the SICT, Civil Engineer Jorge Arganis Díaz-Leal, and the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum.
The reallocation of additional resources, which will add up to a total of 1,300 million pesos with respect to those set until March of this year (950 million pesos), will be allocated to the construction of a double-track railway section of the “Interurban Passenger Train Toluca-Valley of Mexico”.
This has its origin in the exit of the tunnels on the Mexico-Toluca highway with a station in Santa Fe and a terminal in the Observatory Integral Transfer Center, a section called “Observatory Metro Tunnel” of 16+935 kilometers in length, beginning at kilometer 40+765 and ending at kilometer 57+700, in Mexico City.
The Amending Agreement explains that the Thirteenth Clause-Modifications to the Agreement states that it may be carried out by mutual agreement (SICT-Government of Mexico City) and in writing, without altering its structure and in strict adherence to the applicable legal provisions.
The General Directorate of Programming and Budget “B” of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), through official letter No. 312.A. 1128 dated April 28, 2022, issued an opinion on budget sufficiency for the SICT to reallocate additional resources to the Government of Mexico City to carry out the TIMT works.
The description of the program’s works and the one related to the reassignment calendar of the Agreement are modified in the same way, with the exception of the rest of the provisions, which will continue in force in the terms and conditions originally stipulated, it adds.
Source: BN Americas