The Minister of Transport, Lieutenant-General Kamel Al-Wazir, has made an inspection tour to monitor the level of services provided at the railway and metro facilities, especially with the end of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr holiday and the frequency of work in government and private departments at the beginning of the week.
The tour began with the Minister of Transport inspecting the outer square of the Egyptian Railways and inspecting the windows and ticket booths to check its availability and provide all facilities to citizens and the regularity of operating schedules and the continued operation of additional Eid al -Fitr trains on the Upper Egypt line until next Wednesday, to facilitate the public of passengers to return them after spending the Eid with their families, as the additional trains run alongside the trains of their daily operating schedules .
During his visit to the Office of Reservation of Sleeping Trains, the Minister ordered that all booking devices in all offices at the level of the Republic have the ability to read the number of vacant cabins and the number of available cabins on all trains to facilitate the process. of booking cabins for citizens of any place in the Republic
The Minister also followed up on the progress of the trial operation of the electronic gates for the entrance and exit of the station, while the new reservation system and its integration with the old reservation system and electronic gates were reviewed.
He said that these gates were installed at the stations of Ramses, Giza, Sidi Gaber, Egypt in Alexandria and Damanhour as a first phase for the first time in the history of Egypt’s railways as one of the important steps to the in- and control output. of passengers to the stations and not to allow any passenger to enter without a ticket to conserve the authority’s financial resources, which are used to provide all excellent services to the public of passengers.
The Minister addressed the need to enlarge the indicative panels for the entrance and exit gates at the stations where they were installed to facilitate the process of moving citizens to and from the sidewalks.
The Minister also inspected the sleeping quarters of Upper and Lower Egypt and instructed them to preserve the aesthetic shape of all kiosks and cafeterias in the station, to install special price list panels on the kiosks, and to continuously clean the sidewalks and to maintain trains. , and to provide leading services to the public of passengers, especially with the large qualitative shift in the level of service provided in this essential facility.Important In addition to informing passengers periodically and continuously through the various media and social media about the need to hold the ticket.
He added that until the end of the ride, especially with the installation of the new gates for entry and exit, the Minister of Transport also stressed the need for optimal use of all assets and spaces in the station and all railway stations to government resources
The Minister of Transport met with a number of passengers who praised the great development in the level of service provided by the various railways and the regular schedules of trains.During the dialogue, one of the passengers reported that one of the railway trains he travels in has been stoned by some children, which is what.
The Minister stressed that the Ministry of Transport conducts periodic and continuous awareness campaigns to address these negative behaviors and other negative behaviors that some people do when dealing with the railway facility.
He appealed to citizens to take part in this awareness raising, especially as this behavior causes great harm to passengers and train drivers and damage to trains belonging to the people.
The Minister also stressed the continuation of the implementation of the comprehensive plan directed by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to develop all elements of the railway system to continue to provide excellent services to the public of passengers.
Then the Minister of Transport went to the Al-Shuhada interchange station between the first and second lines of the subway, and the minister was eager to follow the frequency of the subway train movement, where he watched the passage of trains, and was assured of the regularity of the time of trains, directed by the immediate payment of additional trains in the event of any densities of passengers, especially during rush hours.
He stressed that everyone should rush to serve the Egyptian citizen, then the team, Engineer Kamel Al-Wazir, took one of the trains from the second line of the subway to Shubra El-Kheima station and with a number of passengers and a dialogue meeting took place on the huge projects that the Egyptian government, represented by the Ministry of Transport, is implementing in the field of subway and traction electrophoresis.
The Minister emphasized that the political leadership directed the expansion of the completion of the metro network and the development and rehabilitation of the first and second lines, together with the establishment of a giant transport network of environmentally friendly electrical means, such as the high-speed electric train network with its three lines, the monorail projects and the light electric train LRT, which make up a shift. first and second lines of the metro, where the first line of the metro will be developed to improve the design time of trains to 2 and a half minutes instead of 4 and a half minutes and to improve the service to passengers, and signaling systems will be developed Communications, central control, railways, electrical and electrical works, as well as the development of mobile units through the purchase of 55 new air-conditioned trains and the provision of workshop equipment in collaboration with the French company Alstom, which will cooperate with the Arab Organization for Industrialization in the field of locating the railway industry in Egypt.
It is noteworthy that 23 trains from the current fleet of the first line will be rehabilitated, and the systems of the second metro line will be developed, rehabilitated and new trains will be provided. services to them by implementing a plan to convert all trains on the first and second lines into air-conditioned trains
At the end of his tour, the Minister inspected the Shubra El-Kheima train station, where he ordered the need to increase the efficiency of all pedestrian bridges leading to the station, in cooperation with the governor, as well as to rule out any violations on the to remove station. railway areas in cooperation with all parties involved, and the raising of ticket booths in the upper hall of the station to facilitate citizens’ reservation for tickets The optimal use of all the spaces in it, especially as it is one of the stations with a high passenger density, and this is to increase the financial resources of the Railway Authority