CAIRO: The Metro is “completely secured against bombing” and has electronic gates to detect drugs and explosives in addition to presence of security cameras said head of the Metro Authority, Gen. Ismail el-Nagdy to Al-Tahrir Channel Saturday.
Nagdy added that there is a plan to finish establishing six metro lines by 2025 to transport 16 million passengers.
He said that there is no intention to increase the price of the Metro tickets on opening the second phase of line three of the metro, which is expected to open on May 12.
The third line of the metro aims to connect East and West of Cairo in addition to giving passengers the ability to use the other two lines at Gamal Abdel Nasser and Attaba metro stations.
According to the Cairo Metro website, the new line will result in a savings of 2.7 billion EGP per year.
Since August 2013, the Sadat metro station has been closed, re-routing all transfers on the metro system that serves a population of 20 million to one station. Sadat is scheduled to open for transfers in mid-May.