Two monorails are to be established in Egypt, one to link the New Administrative Capital with East Cairo and downtown at 52 kilometres in length, and the other to link Sixth of October City with Giza at 35 kilometres in length, acting Prime Minister and Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Mostafa Madbouly revealed in a press statement Wednesday.
Madbouly called for international and local companies to coordinate with the government and asked for the companies to prepare engineering designs, finance, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance proposals for the monorail project before 15 January 2018.
Moreover, he indicated that the project will accelerate the development of the New Administrative Capital and will meet passenger demand according to current and future development plans for the years 2020, 2030, and 2050.
The proposed monorail project will be able to transport around 48,000 passengers per hour in each direction, with a journey time of 35 minutes, and is planned to have 27 trains. The first phase will have 108 railroad cars that can transport 24,000 passengers at speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour.
According to the minister, the project will be completed in three years. Once the monorail starts operating in 2020, it would be able to transport 250,000 passengers daily.