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Thu Dec 4, 2014, 07:41 PM

Bolivia Adds Five New Lines to World's Highest Cable Cars

Bolivia Adds Five New Lines to World's Highest Cable Cars
World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: December 05, 2014 04:51 IST

La Paz, Bolivia: Bolivia will invest $450 million to build five new lines for its innovative cable-car system, the highest in the world, President Evo Morales said Thursday.

Morales made the announcement at the launch of the second line of the sky-high public transport system, which is changing the daily commute for residents of La Paz, the world's highest capital.

The second line runs 7.3 kilometers (4.5 miles) from La Paz to the nearby city of El Alto, where the region's international airport is located.

La Paz sits at 3,600 meters (11,800 feet) above sea level, and El Alto at 4,000 meters.

An initial line spanning 2.6 kilometers was inaugurated in May.

The cable cars cross through the Andes Mountains and offer stunning views of snow-capped Illimani, one of Bolivia's highest peaks.


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