Lieutenant General Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, accompanied by the President and leaders of the National Authority for Tunnels, and Andy Delon, Vice President of the French company Alstom, leader of the consortium of companies (Alstom – Orascom – Arab Contractors) executing the Monorail project, conducted an inspection tour to follow up the implementation rates of the East Nile Monorail project. It extends from the stadium station in Nasr City to the Adala City station in the Administrative Capital, with a length of 56.5 km and includes 22 stations.
The Minister of Transport inspected the various sectors of the project to follow up on the rates of implementation of the project (civil works – electromechanical works). The tour began with an inspection of the administrative capital sector, where the Minister followed up the implementation of works in the Control and Control Center, which is located on an area of 85 acres (356,248 square meters) and includes 13 buildings. The most important of which is the (Management and Control Building) through which all systems along the track are monitored, as well as the control of the trains’ path and the control of feeding the track with the electricity necessary for operation, as well as carrying out periodic maintenance work during the period of stopping the trains – (the heavy and medium pilgrimage building) in which maintenance work is carried out Periodic and serious overhauls of trains – (the electric power station), which feeds all the systems in the stations with the electricity necessary for operation (lighting – stairs – elevators -……) – (the train storage yard), which consists of 5 tracks with a length of 750 meters on an area of 19, 208 square meters with a storage capacity for 44 trains, in addition to a number of other buildings such as guard buildings, a train washing building, a train inspection area, a waste management building, hazard storage, a water management station building, and a fuel station. 4.20 km.
The works of buildings, roads, fences, infrastructure (drinking water, fire, sewage, rain drainage, electricity cables), signals and systems are currently being implemented. The Minister of Transport has also inspected the trains at the center, where the rest of the newly supplied monorail trains are being transported, bringing the total number of trains supplied to 40 trains with a total number of 160. A wagon, where each train consists of 4 wagons, which are currently being prepared to conduct tests on them at the Control and Control Center.
The Minister of Transport inspected the works that are being implemented at the stations and along the track, including “installation of track beams and emergency metal walkways (used in case of emergency)”, and the internal finishing works and external cladding of the stations after the completion of the implementation of the concrete and metal structure for them.
The Minister directed the implementation of the work of returning the thing to its original by all methods available in the sectors of project implementation and the need to work around the clock and make every effort to complete the implementation of the project according to the specified timetable as one of the means of mass transportation that will serve the new republic whose foundations were established by His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Republic.
He pointed out that it will connect the Greater Cairo region with the new urban areas and cities in the east (New Cairo – the Administrative Capital), and will contribute to facilitating the movement of employees and expatriates from Cairo and Giza to New Cairo and the Administrative Capital due to its integration with the third metro line at the stadium station in Nasr City. And with the electric train at the City of Arts and Culture station in the New Administrative Capital, it should also be noted that the monorail project is being implemented in Egypt for the first time and will represent a major civilized shift in mass transportation, which is fast, modern, safe and environmentally friendly, and saves fuel consumption. It reduces environmental pollution rates, eases traffic jams in main axes and streets, and attracts passengers to use them instead of private cars to reduce fuel and fuel consumption.