Senior citizens above 70 years of age have been exempt from the metro ticket, while those above 60 will have a 50 percent discount upon showing their national ID.
A company was established under the name of “The Egyptian National Railways Industries” to undertake the establishment and the operation of the factory.
The vehicles have so far reached 81 out of a total 1,300 that should be imported as part of the deal.
President of Bombardier Inc. Danny Di Perna stated in a TV interview Sunday that he had met with Minister of Transportation Kamel al-Wazir.
The decision follows an incident that was videotaped by a passenger, and went viral on social media.
Egyptian transport minister Kamel el Wazir went Saturday to Alexandria to celebrate the arrival of the fifth batch which consists of 30 train engines supplied by General Electric and transported by sea.
The deal had been contracted with the Spanish company Talgo, with a value of €157 million, in addition to signing a 6-year maintenance contract with the same company.
This deal is the largest deal in the history of Egyptian Railways, which was signed by the Egyptian Railways Authority and the Russian company, Transmach, representing the Russian-Hungarian consortium, worth €1.16 billion.
A few months ago ERA began the construction works of the station located northern Giza governorate.
Source at ERA told Egypt Today that the delivery of the fifth batch of the General Electric train engines scheduled for mid-August has been postponed to September.
Railway and electrical tie-up are some of ambitious projects discussed by Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly and Sudanese officials in strong determination to bring Egypt and Sudan closer than ever.
Egypt is no longer the highest in road accidents thanks to the national projects that occurred within 6 years.
Alexandria Port receives Saturday models of Spanish train vehicles as part of the contract with Spanish Company Talgo, in preparation for supplying the first batch of these vehicles in March 2021.
Sources at ERA told Egypt Today in July that the fifth batch of the train engines supplied by General Electric will arrive in August.
The batch consists of 22 vehicles.
The new vehicles are set to be integrated into the railway system by the beginning of the next year.
The last train will take off from the third line's El Shams Club metro station at 7:15 p.m and from the second line's Ataba station at 7:45 p.m, the ministry said.
The number of employees screened since March 15, 2019 is 25,000.
A total of 5,000 medical masks are distributed daily to all workers.
Twenty General Electric train engines arrived in Alexandria Seaport on Tuesday.