CAIRO: The oldest line of Cairo’s metro, running from Helwan-Marg, will operate its first air-conditioned carriage May 15, an official source at the metro told Youm7.
Two air-conditioned carriages will arrive every month until South Korea delivers 20 carriages Egypt purchased from Hyundai Rotem for 2.2 billion EGP ($288.8 million)
Egypt received the first carriage in March and is still conducting operating tests.
Helwan-Marg, the longest of Cairo’s metro lines and the most used, only has fans inside its carriages for cooling.
The government plans to expand its subway network, essential daily for millions of Caireans, announcing the company that would execute the Third Phase of the Third Metro Line in the coming period.
The Third Phase project is planned to connect Imbaba and Mohandiseen west of the Nile, and pass under the Nile River to Zamalek and continue to Attaba, Abassiya, Cairo Stadium, Heliopolis and the Cairo Airport.