The 66km 11-station line will connect Cairo with El Obour City, El Shorouk City, Badr City, and 10th of Ramadan City.

The line is forecast to carry around 340,000 passengers per day, reducing traffic on the Cario - Ismailia highway by around 30%.

NAT director Mr Tarek Gamal al-Din said construction will begin within the next three months.

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