The Egyptian Ministry of Transport announced reducing prices of tickets of the new light rail transit (LRT) operating since July by 30-40 percent until the government moves to the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
Egypt is to test its first electric LRT train in a few days for the first time without passengers before the actual operation.
Scheduled to open to the public soon, each train of the new trains includes 6 vehicles.
The LRT line had already begun pilot operation.
Upon an invitation of Qatari counterpart Jassim Bin Saif al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport Kamel al-Wazir held a visit to the Gulf state Sunday to hold talks on potential cooperation in the sector.
The LRT is planned to transport 500,000 passengers per day as it connects Salam City with 10th of Ramadan City through the New Administrative Capital (NAC).
Chairman of the National Authority for Tunnels Essam Wali indicated more details on its operation and ticket pricing.
The train is one of four LRT trains within a high-speed electric train project having a total of 22 trains.
There are four of them.