CAIRO: Cairo metro will operate daily from 05:00 a.m. to 02:00 a.m. on the following day during the month of Ramadan, the Egyptian Co. for Metro Management and Operation announced Wednesday.
“A schedule has been farmed to operate the three lines in Ramadan [….]maintenance works will be intensified during the three-hour layover,” an official form the company told Youm7.
The company stated that Sadat metro station, lies under the iconic Tahrir Square, will reopen in Ramadan after being closed for almost two years since the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.
Cairo metro, with its three lines covering over 75 kilometers (48 miles), carries approximately 4 million passengers a day.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months in a year of 354 or 355 days widely used in the Islamic world. Ramadan, scheduled to start on June 18, falls 10 days earlier every solar year. According to Islamic history, it is the month when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
During the 29-30 days of Ramadan, Muslims are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from sunrise to sunset. The National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics announced that Muslims will fast for around 16 hours this Ramadan.
Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of five pillars upon which Islam is based. It usually witnesses a notable increase in religious observance among Muslims worldwide.