Electric train project to save Egypt LE 2.3B annually



Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - 04:06 GMT


Tue, 15 Aug 2017 - 04:06 GMT

Electric train - via Flickr

Electric train - via Flickr

CAIRO – 15 August 2017: The new electric train linking between Salam City and the New Administrative City will cost $1.25 billion and will save LE 2.3 billion ($129 million) annually, Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) Tarek Gamal El-Din said on Tuesday.

The train will start from Salam City,

linking the cities

of Greater Cairo, Obour, Shorouk, Badr and the New Administrative Capital through the 10th of Ramadan City, over 11 stations along 66 kilometers.

The project will be implemented in 24 months instead of 30 months and is scheduled to be operating by 2020, Gamal El-Din added in a press conference.

This comes within the government’s view to

support transportation

options for the new cities' dwellers and to make travel to these cities easier for potential visitors and passengers, Minister of Transportation Hesham Arafat highlighted during his meeting with Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly earlier.



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