Sadat Metro Station in Cairo - Wikimedia Commons
CAIRO – 1 May 2017: All three lines of Cairo’s Metro are now under full surveillance after CCTV cameras were installed in dozens of Metro stations in coordination with the police, the head of the Cairo Metro company announced.
Metro Chief Ali Fadaly told Egypt Today Sunday that stations and platforms in the first and second lines are monitored 24/7, and the third line has had cameras installed since it began operating.
He told al-Watan newspaper that the surveillance system required 2,300 cameras at a cost of 47.5m EGP ($2.6 million).
The Cairo Metro decided to install CCTV cameras in its stations in late 2013 after wide-scale violence and bombings of public facilities spread across the country in the aftermath of removing Islamist President Mohamed Morsi from power.