03 October 2022 08:07 AM

President Sisi inaugurates Adly Mansour station, electric train

Sunday، 03 July 2022 - 10:54 AM

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated Sunday Adly Mansour interchange station, the largest station in the Middle East.

President Sisi also opened an electric train project on Al Salam/10th of Ramadan /Administrative Capital.

Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli, Defense and Military Production Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces General Mohamed Zaki along with a host of ministers and senior state officials accompanied President Sisi during the inauguration

Following the inauguration, President Sisi listened to a detailed explanation from Transport Minister Kamel el Wazir on Adly Mansour interchange station, the largest station in the Middle East.

Wazir congratulated President Sisi and the Egyptian people on the occasion of June 30 Revolution and the commemoration of July 3; the decision day which marks the start of a new era in Egypt as the then president of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Masnour was ordered to take over presidency until early elections were held.

The minister of transport welcomed President Sisi at Adly Mansour interchange station which was established with a new vision, being a part of the New Republic that came out to light in the wake of June 30 Revolution that ushered in a period of new hope.

The station was set up within the framework of a plan endorsed by President Sisi on overhauling the transport sector, Wazir said.

The plan mainly incorporated turning public transport means in Greater Cairo into echo friendly electro green transportation means as applied in Adly Mansour interchange station as the station includes seven various means of transport, he added.

Wazir add that the train tracks were secured by 140-kilometer-long barbed wire fencing on both directions.

A workshop, covering an area of 77 feddans and comprising 26 buildings, was set up by two Egyptian companies to carry out all maintenance works.

He said each train carriage can accommodate 300 passengers, with a total capacity of 1,300 passengers.

All carriages are fully secured and include seats for people with special needs, the minister said.

He said 100 Egyptian train drivers were trained as a first stage. Contracts were made with Egyptian and French companies to preserve this important utility, he said, adding that the cabin is equipped with two surveillance cameras to monitor the route and the behaviors of the driver.

Then, President Sisi took the light electric train from Adli Mansour station till Badr station, giving the green light to its operation.

At the end of the ride, President Sisi took a photo op with accompanying statesmen.

 MENA

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