The head of the Egyptian National Tunnel Authority Hossam Wally said that the plan to develop the first and second lines of the subway at the expense of L.E. 38 billion.
The plan includes the development of metro trains and infrastructure.
“We have signed an agreement to purchase 20 new trains that have been installed on the first line, and there is another ongoing agreement to purchase 32 other trains in addition to the reconstruction of 23 trains,” Wally explained.
He added that four trains had been purchased for the second line, and six more would arrive this year. As part of Vision 2030, it is planned that there will be six subway lines in Greater Cairo.
About 3.5 million Kairens use the metro every day. Launched in 1987, the metro has since become the most important mode of transport in Cairo.
Line 1 is the oldest line of the Cairo subway, its first 29-kilometer section opened in 1987. The line, which stretches from Gelvan to Ramzis Square, is 44.3 kilometers long and serves 35 stations.
Line 2 is 21.6 kilometers long and serves 20 stations, 12 of which are underground. Line 2 uses the third railway electrification system instead of the overhead line used on the first line.
The country is working to develop the metro, the most important vehicle in Cairo.
In his remarks, Wally assured that all construction work carried out by the state on subway lines takes into account people with disabilities, with the aim of providing quality services to all citizens.
He further stated that work was in full swing on the third, fourth and sixth subway lines.
Line 3 is part of the Greater Cairo Metro project, which runs from Embaba to El Mohandisin, passing under the Nile to the Zamalek and Attaba districts.