CAIRO: The Ministry of Justice agreed to found a court specialized in considering violations committed at metro and railway stations and facilities, Transport Minister Saad el-Geoushy said in press statements Saturday.
Geoushy added that the new court will accelerate Litigation procedures in cases related to transport.
His statements came during his visit to Ramses railway station in downtown Cairo Saturday. He noted that the court will consider violations committed within stations including, evasion of paying tickets, street vendors and harassment crimes.
Since 2014, a wide governmental campaign kicked off to remove street vendors occupying the entrances of Cairo metro stations, and contributing in a traffic congestion burdening the capital. The displaced vendors were relocated in other areas.
Officials have previously reported installing surveillance cameras at metro stations to spot any bomb attacks or harassment. According to a 2013 UN report, more than 99 percent of women and girls in Egypt had experienced some form of sexual harassment.