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Policewomen in action

On Sunday there were present in female-only metro carriages after calls for Muslim Brotherhood supporters to demonstrate inside the metro stations and carriages

Daily News Egypt

Quo vadis, baby?

When I was but a wee lad, I spent my summers in Alexandria, and most of that time at the Alexandria Sporting Club (women’s and men’s basketball champions of Egypt, incidentally). Back then I was active and physically fit; nowadays, my only form of exercise is trying to catch the cats as they dart out …

Daily News Egypt

Millions of Egyptians use metro everyday (file photo) Hassan Ibrahim / DNE

Metro chairperson departs

Ali Hussein leaves Metro authority, appointed as adviser for the Ministry of Transportation despite reports claiming he was sacked

Fady Salah

Ministry of Transport considers metro fare increase

The Ministry of Transport is studying the feasibility of raising the price of metro tickets by around a quarter. Currently EGP1, the new price would be between 125 to 150 piastres, Egyptian media has reported. Furthermore, the ministry is also considering cutting subsidies for public servants, students, the military and police. Egyptian media published contradictory …

Hend El-Behary

France lends Egypt €940 million to complete third metro line

By: Hend El-Behary The French Development Agency (FDA) along with the European Investment Bank have granted Egypt a soft loan of €940 million for the construction and development of phase three of the third Cairo underground line, stated the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MPIC). Minister Ashraf Al-Araby of the MPIC, in the presence …

Daily News Egypt

Metro workers strike; Sharaf promises solutions on Thursday

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Tens of metro employees continued on Tuesday their sit-in for the second consecutive day at the central Sadat station despite promises by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf to fulfill their demands by Thursday. Metro employees, including drivers and workers, protested on the tracks of the Sadat station for an hour late Monday, demanding …


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