Bogotá, Colombia has officially opened it’s first urban cable-car linking an impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood to the city’s transport network.
The city’s mayor, Enrique Penalosa announced the opening of TransMiCable, a 3.5-kilometer (two-mile) that is capable of transporting up to 3,600 passengers an hour in each direction. It is the first mass transport cable car in the city.
The cable-car was built by a partnership between a local firm and the Austrian-Swiss Doppelmayr. It cost 240,000 million pesos ($73 million USD).
A ride will cost 2,300 pesos (70 cents) in each direction.
Other Latin American capitals such as Caracas, La Paz or Mexico City have similar transportation services.