Caracas Metro Resumes Normal Operations After Days Of Closure Due To Massive Blackout

Caracas Metro Resumes Normal Operations After Days of Closure Due to Massive Blackout

The Caracas Metro system will return to its normal mode of operations on Thursday after several days of closure due to a countrywide power outage

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) The Caracas Metro system will return to its normal mode of operations on Thursday after several days of closure due to a countrywide power outage.

"We would like to inform our users that the Caracas Metro has resumed its commercial operations. Cabletren (subway trains) and MetroCable (gondola lift system) will operate on their normal schedule on the San Augustine and Mariche lines starting today," Caracas Metro tweeted.

A major blackout swept Venezuela last week as national electricity supplier Corpoelec announced there had been "sabotage" at the Guri hydroelectric power plant.

Media subsequently reported about power outages in 21 of Venezuela's 23 states. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro pinned the blame for the crisis on the United States. Washington has denied having a role in the blackout.

Earlier this week, Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said that power had been 100 percent restored across Venezuela.

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