CAIRO: Transport Minister Saad el-Geoushy and Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zend will inaugurate Sunday Egypt’s first court specialized in considering violations committed at metro and railway stations and facilities, Youm7 reported.
The court headquarter is located at the main building of downtown Cairo’s Ramses railway station, Transport Ministry spokesperson Ahmed Ibrahim was quoted by Youm7 Sunday.
“The new court will accelerate Litigation procedures in cases related to transport. the court will consider violations committed within stations including, evasion of paying tickets, street vendors and harassment crimes,” said el-Geoushy.
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.