Rio state govt says metro extension to be done on time

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Posted: Feb 21, 2016 10:44 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Rio de Janeiro state government says an extension of the metro system will be completed in time for the Olympic Games.

The state's Transport Secretary Carlos Roberto Osorio says in a Saturday news release that the line between Ipanema and the western suburb of Barra de Tijuca that is hosting the main Olympic Park will be completed in July. The Games open on Aug. 5.

Up to 300,000 passengers are expected to be transported daily by the new line.