Prime minister Eng. Sherif Ismail gave the green light for the inauguration of the drilling process of the third phase of line 3, which includes 15 stations constructed by the Egyptian-French alliance led by Vinci.
After completing the operation of the third phase of the metro’s third line، it will carry about 1.5 million passengers per day. This، thus، will contribute to ease traffic congestion in the streets of Greater Cairo، Minister of Transport Dr. Hisham Arafat said.
During the meeting held to inaugurate drilling process of the third phase of the metro’s third line، the Transport Minister said that this stage will be substitute for 4000 microbuses، carrying 40000 passengers daily، 1000 buses، which carry about 5000 passengers a day، and 50000 cars، that carry about 110،000 passengers per day.
The Minister of Transport confirmed that the third phase of the line 3 will save about EGP2-2.2 billion for the state، in addition to avoiding pollution caused by fuel، pointing out that the cost of the third line reaches EGP 96 billion.
The third phase of line 3 will connect the working-class districts of Attaba، Bulaq and Imbaba with Cairo University in Giza. The phase will also pass through well-off neighborhoods like Zamalek، Mohandiseen and Agouza. The construction work on the 18-kilometer phase officially started in 2017.
Additionally، the fourth phase runs from Haroun station to Heliopolis Square، while the first one is from Attaba to Abbasiya and the second phase is from Fair Zone to Ahram.
At the same time، Egypt’s underground also has the other original two lines: the first runs from Al-Marg to Helwan، while the second runs from Shubra to Giza.