News

First Monorail to be Launched in Egypt in 2018

First Monorail to be Launched in Egypt in 2018

Concept design of the monorail
Concept design of the monorail

Egypt’s first monorail is set to become operational in mid-2018, announced Egypt’s Minister of Housing.

The monorail, which will be established by the Egyptian-Canadian consortium, will connect areas of October 6 and Sheikh Zayed with Giza and Cairo.

According to the Housing Ministry, the move is intended to boost efficiency of transport and will include a total of 17 stations, reported MENA news agency.

The $US 1.5 billion project will include involvement of the Bombardier Transportation Canada Incorporated. Representatives of Bombardier Transportation Canada had met with government officials in 2014 to discuss ways to develop Egypt’s railway systems to provide Egyptians with higher quality transportation services.

The Egyptian companies Arab Contractors and Orascom Construction Industries are also involved in the implementation of the monorail project.

Egypt’s rail system, particularly the metro, have become increasingly popular among civilians hoping to avoid Cairo’s highly congested roads. According to the World Bank, Cairo’s infamous traffic costs USD 6.5 billion annually.

Greater Cairo, which includes Giza, October 6 and Sheikh Zayed, is home to 19.6 million people making it the largest share of population, economy, industry and human resources in Egypt.

40 Referred to Trial for 'Communicating with ISIS' in Egypt
Tarabin Bedouins Declare War On ISIS-Affiliated Militants in Egypt

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

TikTokers Haneen Hossam, Mawada Aladhm: 10 and 6 Years Imprisonment for ‘Human Trafficking’

Egyptian Streets20 June 2021

End of the Line: Egypt Grapples with its Crumbling Rail System

Gregory Holyoke20 June 2021

‘Cairo Airport Pervert’ Sentenced to Three Years Imprisonment

Egyptian Streets18 June 2021

‘Cairo Airport Pervert’ Referred to Criminal Trial

Egyptian Streets16 June 2021
Women Hajj Kaaba

Women Can Now Register for Hajj Without Male Guardian

Nour Altoukhi16 June 2021

Suspects in Hate Crime Against Minya Coptic Christian Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Egyptian Streets16 June 2021

Israel Launches New Gaza Airstrikes, Ceasefire at Risk

Egyptian Streets16 June 2021

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Heads to Qatar for First Time Following Reconciliation

Egyptian Streets14 June 2021