CAIRO: Egypt’s New Urban Communities Authority has approved a mass transit service in six new Egyptian cities.
The contract to operate buses owned by the authority has been awarded to the company Mwasalat Misr.
Ahmed El-Kafoury, director of the Transport Regulatory Unit at the authority, said that the buses will start operating in New Cairo, El-Shorouk, El-Obour, Tenth of Ramadan, Sixth of October and Sheikh Zayed. El-Kafoury said the project aims to ensure the development of a sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation system in the country as per Egypt’s Vision 2030 plan.
The new plan will also help reduce traffic congestion and commuting time.
He said the project will be carried out in accordance with international standards and management guidelines and will be implemented in every city according to its specific requirements.
The project envisages the use of a cashless payment system and apps for travelers to ensure their comfort. It will be monitored using the latest technology.
Ahmed Reda Emara, a legal adviser to the Transport Regulatory Unit, said the contract includes legal and technical provisions to monitor operations and performance indicators.