Cairo Metro increases trips, working hours during Ramadan


Minister of Transport Hesham Arafat has ordered the Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation (ECMMO) to increase preparations for Ramadan at all three Metro Lines.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Arafat said he issued directives to increase the operating hours of the Subway to run during Ramadan from 5:30 am until 2 am.

The minister also called to raise the readiness of ambulance points at various stations in order to better receive emergencies, promptly transferring any ill people to the nearest hospitals.

Chairman of the ECCMO Ali Fadaly stated that in total 1614 trips per day were arranged at the three metro lines in an effort to cope with the increase of passengers. Fadaly added that additional flights were being prepared daily at the first and second line in the event of an unexpected increase in passenger count.

A statement from the Transport Ministry said that groups were set up at stations to follow  any obstacles that occur and work immediately to solve them.  Ticket outlets have also been increased at high intensity stations to alleviate crowds.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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