CAIRO: Cairo Metro added the police in the category of students and the handicapped to receive a discount on quarterly and yearly subscriptions, Youm7 reported Tuesday.
The Armed Forces personnel have their own discount category in the subscriptions since the option was made available many years ago.
A metro ticket costs 1 EGP ($0.13) and is a unified price that can take a passenger through one station up to dozens, connecting Greater Cairo over more than 80 kilometers.
A quarterly subscription for mainstream regular customers costs 107 EGP for 25 stations, while it costs only 64 EGP for the Armed Forces and 22 EGP for the police, students and the handicapped. For over 25 stations, it costs 140 EGP, 84 EGP, and 27 EGP, respectively.
For yearly subscriptions, the Armed Forces receive a larger discount that the other category.
A yearly subscription on all stations of lines 1 and 2 of the metro costs 386 EGP, 160 EGP, and 200 EGP, respectively. A yearly subscription on all three lines of the metro costs 485 EGP, 200 EGP and 300 EGP, respectively.
Transportation Minister Saad al-Geyoushi has recently stressed the necessity of raising the price of the metro ticket to better the service amid projects to expand Line 3 and establish Line 4.