Smooth traffic prevailed Monday on major highways، main roads and squares of Cairo، amid an intensified presence of traffic policemen to prevent any traffic jam and accident as well.
However، 15 May Bridge and Nile Street are witnessing mild traffic congestion.
The Greater Cairo Metropolitan Area (GCMA)، with more than 19 million inhabitants، is host to more than one-fifth of Egypt’s population. The GCMA is also an important contributor to the Egyptian economy in terms of GDP and jobs.
The population of the GCMA is expected to further increase to 24 million by 2027، and correspondingly its importance to the economy will also increase، according to world bank.
Traffic congestion is a serious problem in the GCMA with large and adverse effects on both the quality of life and the economy.
Notable، deadly road accidents occur on a near-daily basis in Egypt.
Egypt has the highest rate of road accidents and related deaths in the Middle East، with an average of 12،000 people killed annually، according to the World Health Organization.
At least 14،548 road accidents took place in Egypt in 2015، according to the official statistics agency.
Egypt loses about 12،000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year. It has a road traffic fatality rate of 42 deaths per 100،000 population. The majority (48%) of those killed are passengers of four-wheelers though pedestrians also constitute a significant proportion (20%) of these fatalities.
“Sada El-Balad” satellite channel broadcasted a video featuring the traffic situation.