Cairo – Mubasher: The fourth phase of Cairo Metro’s Line 3 is set to inaugurate by the end of this year.
Construction of four undergrounds at the first part of the phase is still ongoing, assistant transport minister Amr Shaat said in an interview to CBC’s Hona Al'asema.
The National Authority For Tunnels (NAT) is planning to begin trial operation at the first part of the fourth phase of Line 3 in the second half of October, according to local newspaper Alborsa.
The second part of the fourth phase is set for opening in December 2019, Shaat noted.
The two parts of the phase are being implemented with a total cost of EGP 5.37 billion, in addition to EUR 485 million.
The third line will serve around 2.5 million commuters per day, he indicated, adding that the new stops will help raise the number of the passengers.
The Transport ministry has not picked up the companies that will build the fourth line yet, Shaat said, pointing out that the ministry is currently putting the final touches regarding the sixth line of Cairo Metro.