Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 05:40 GMT
A previously-published design for the monorail project in Egypt
CAIRO - 24 February 2021: A major monorail project set to be implemented in the New Administrative Capital, east of Cairo, as well as Giza’s 6th of October city is considered to be a qualitative boost to the transportation field.
Egypt Today sheds light on some information about the promising national project with a total length of 98.5 kilometers, comprising 34 stations. The project is set to be inaugurated in 2023.
The first monorail line will extend from Nasr City to the New Administrative Capital. This line is 56.5 kilometer long and comprises 22 stations. The project has been implemented over the course of 34 months.
The second line extends from the industrial zone in the 6th of October City to Giza’s Al-Mohandessin district. The project, comprising 12 lines, is scheduled to take 42 months to be finished starting January 2020.
Both lines are implemented through a consortium that includes the Canadian Bombardier Transportation and Egypt’s Orascom and Arab Contractors construction companies, in addition to the ministries of transportation and housing and the National Authority for Tunnels.
The Ministry of Transportation and Bombardier signed contracts of both monorail lines in August 2019 in the presence of Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli.
The project would cost up to 2.5 billion euros.
The maximum capacity for transportation for both lines is 45,000 passengers per hour in each direction.
The travel time for the New Administrative Capital line is 60 minutes from the first to the last station. It would take passengers 42 minutes between the first and last stations on the other line.
The monorail projects are special for being swift, modern, safe and environmental-friendly. This would contribute to achieving sustainable development eastern and western Cairo, as part of Egypt’s 2030 vision.
The transportation sector is vital to Egypt for being a critical path for urban and economic development and as they help create direct and indirect job opportunities during the implementation of the project and also permanent jobs during the operation stage.
The monorail project also aims to save fuel consumption, reduce pollution, ease traffic congestion in main roads and axes and attract citizens to use public transportation means instead of private cars.