Chairman of the National Authority for Roads Hossam El Din Mostafa told press that the cost of the two phases of the bus-rapid-transit (BRT) being implemented in Greater Cairo had amounted to LE9.5 billion.
The first phase, consisting of 36 stations, will enter service by mid-2024. The goal is operating 100 buses by the completion of the project, and connecting them with other means of transportation such as metro lines and trains.
The Ministry of Transport had announced in the end of 2021 that once the BRT enters service, microbuses will be banned from using the Ring Road. Stations will be created for such private public transport vehicles below the road, which is basically a very long bridge. As such, passengers would be able to reach the BRT stations by riding in microbuses.
The BRT vehicles are being manufactured in Egypt by the factories of the Ministry of State for Military Production, Ghabbour, MAN, and Geyushi Motors.
The introduction of the BRT has been made possible through the ongoing expansion of the Ring Road connecting Greater Cairo together. That is because there will be seven lanes in each direction, so as one will be allocated to the BRT, while the rest will be used by passenger cars.
Source: Egypt Today