Egyptian National Railways to Install Electronic System on Main lines

Egypt’s Ministry of Transport along with three global companies are working to develop the new system by June 2022. They seek to boost the nation’s railway system through the installation of a high-level electrical system on its three main lines. The Upper Egypt line with more than 850 kilometres is Egypt’s largest line.

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir said the new system will eradicate issues facing drivers and the railway station towers.

Deal signing with Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir

He further explained that a similar project to develop the signal system at railway stations in the country is underway, and will cost EGP 1 billion.  

The Egyptian Railway Authority further announced the completion of the rehabilitation and overhaul of 20 tractors as part of 81 tractors. The authority has acquired 110 new tractors on six batches from the US.

Your Friends Also Read:  Ethiopia's Tigrayan locals express "frustration" over PM Abiy's administration

The repaired tractors replaced the old ones, and were installed on the system. The ministry entered an EGP 9.42 Billion deal with the American firm General Electric to procure 110 train engines.

In addition to providing technical assistance, the contract includes the rehabilitation of 81 current fleet at Tebin Workshop in Cairo, and the supply of spare parts for 15 years.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.
Your Friends Also Read:  Woman, Child Drown In River Nile Boat Accident



Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Nile Dam Talks Kick Off in D.R. Congo

Next Article

Gunmen Attack Nigerian Prison, Over 1,500 Prisoners Out

Related Posts