CAIRO: The Giza governorate will install 82 surveillance cameras on the 26 July Bridge and at the traffic operation room of 6 October Bridge at the cost of EGP 18 million ($2.5 million,) head of Planning and Research department at Giza traffic authority Ayman Taher told Youm7 Friday.
“This move aims to monitor and follow up on security and traffic situation throughout the governorate,” Taher added.
Taher said that the governorate has already installed 20 cameras on the of 26 July Bridge at the cost of 800,000 EGP..
“A surveillance security camera has been installed at Al Moneeb square and El Mashabek district in Faisal as a start for the second phase of technological development in order to follow the traffic situation in all parts of the governorate,” Taher stated, saying that the development processes are ongoing to monitor all crowded areas.
Ali Bassiouni, member of the Consulting Office at the Egyptian General Authority for Roads and Bridges told Youm7 May 14 that the authority is preparing to launch a general tender for the installation of surveillance cameras on the ring road.
Additionally, Director of Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation Abdullah Fawzy told Youm7 Feb. 1 that “the company will purchase 100 explosive detecting devices to avoid “potential terrorism.”
Several explosions have taken place in Egypt, mostly in Cairo, Giza, Sinai, Ismailia and Sharqia, since the forced dispersal of pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins on Aug. 14. The explosions have mostly targeted military and police personnel.