News

All trucks banned from Cairo’s streets during the day

All trucks banned from Cairo’s streets during the day

cairotraffic

Cairo’s Central Traffic Department (CTA) has announced that trucks will no longer be allowed on Cairo’s main roads and streets during daytime hours, reported state media.

The move, aimed at easing traffic jams and decreasing vehicular accidents, will be implemented within days by the CTA, which will start campaigns to notify truck drivers of the new decision.

Checkpoints will also be set up at major streets, tunnels and bridges to prevent the passage of trucks. Truck drivers violating the rule may be apprehended or fined, added the CTA.

A study recently released by the World Bank reveals that Cairo’s infamous traffic costs Egypt EGP 47 billion (USD 6.5 billion) annually and is expected to reach EGP 105 billion (USD 14.6 billion) by 2030.

According to the study, almost four percent of Egypt’s GDP is lost due to traffic congestion which takes into account the cost of time wasted (50 percent), delay expenses (31 percent), and health costs (19 percent).

Cairo’s traffic not only poses dangers to the economy, but also poses dangers to pedestrians and inhabitants. Egypt’s roads lead to almost 10,000 deaths per year; while, almost 1,000 deaths in Cairo occur due to traffic related accidents, of which more than half are pedestrians.

Jailed Interior Minister Accuses US of Orchestrating the January 25 Revolution
Muslim Brotherhood's political wing dissolved in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Netflix Releases a Teaser for its First Arabic Original Show ‘Jinn’

Nour EltiganiMay 22, 2019

First Time For Arabic Novel In Translation To Win Man Booker International Prize

Egyptian StreetsMay 22, 2019

Mubarak: Trump’s Peace Deal Can Blow Up the Region

Egyptian StreetsMay 20, 2019

Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Goes to the Pyramids with the Tourists from the Bus Explosion

Egyptian StreetsMay 20, 2019

AI to Boost Egypt’s GDP by 7.7% in 2030: Minister of Higher Eduction Predicts

Egyptian StreetsMay 19, 2019

Explosion Reported Near Grand Egyptian Museum

Egyptian StreetsMay 19, 2019

Egypt’s New Rod-Al Farag Axis Bridge Receives Guinness World Record Certificate

Egyptian StreetsMay 18, 2019

‘Direxiona’: Egyptian Platform for Female Driving Instructors Wins First Prize in AFD Competition

Egyptian StreetsMay 17, 2019
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.