CAIRO: Interim Transport Minister Ibrahim el-Demeiry announced in a Monday press statement that a new Metro station in Al-Salam city will be named after former interim President Adly Mansour.
This move comes as a part of the fourth phase of the Cairo Metro third Line that will run through Cairo International Airport, Demeiry said, adding that the ministry is working now to complete the project.
Mansour succeeded former President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted after one year in office following the June 30 protests. Egypt’s new President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi signed a power handover document with Mansour at Ithadeya presidential palace on Sunday.
The future Adly Mansour Metro Station in Al-Salam will be the most important station in the Metro’s third line, as it serves as a junction between the Metro network and the Egyptian National Railway’s line 10, the statement said.
The third line of the Metro runs from Attaba to Ahram in Heliopolis, with construction under way for the remaining line to the northwest of Greater Cairo. The project aims to connect East and West Cairo in addition to giving passengers the ability to use the other two lines at Gamal Abdel Nasser and Attaba Metro Stations.
Since August 2013, the important central Sadat Metro Station in Tahrir Square has been closed. Sadat was scheduled to reopen in mid-May, but this did not happen.
On Feb. 22, the Cabinet approved a proposal to name the newly opened third Metro line the Revolution Line.
The third line includes four phases. The first was opened in February 2012, including five underground stations: Attaba, Bab el-Shaaria, El-Geish, Abdou Pasha and Abbasiya. The second phase was opened in May 2014 and runs from Abbasiya Station to Haroun Station in Heliopolis and the third and fourth phases are still under construction.