MP demands a timeline for subway restoration



Fri, 31 Mar 2017 - 02:00 GMT


Fri, 31 Mar 2017 - 02:00 GMT

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons

Creative Commons via Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 31 March 2017: The undersecretary of the Transportation Committee in the Egyptian parliament is demanding the Minister of Transport to reveal a timeline for the maintenance and operation of the metro system in the coming period,


reported Friday.

The request follows a 100 percent increase in metro tickets, which was executed by the ministry on March 24. Price of the Cairo Metro ticket was officially doubled to amount to EGP 2.

In a request filed to the parliament, undersecretary Mohamed Abdullah also demanded that the timeline of the National Authority for Tunnels includes a regular maintenance plan for metro cars, as well as fixing the entrance gates that have been there for 20 years, according to statements to Youm7.

A full metro ticket


costs EGP 2

and a half ticket costs EGP 1, according to the new regulations by the Ministry of Transport. The standard three months membership has also been raised to EGP 214 for the first line that includes 27 stations and 280 for the two lines (34 stations). The student membership increased from 22 to 33 pounds for one line and 41 for the two lines.

The Cairo Metro has 64 stations operating on three lines. According to the

Egyptian Company for Metro management

, it is the second most popular means of public transport in Egypt after the famous microbus, and it serves around

3.5 million passengers daily




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