Cairo makes it to Top 10 Cities for Eco-Vehicles despite pollution

June 30, 2015 11:20 am

Eco-friendly transport

Despite overcrowding and air that is polluted by car emissions and dust, French newspaper Le Parisien chose the Egyptian capital of Cairo to be one of the Top Ten Cities for Eco-Vehicles.

Everywhere in the world, there are cities that feel responsible for the environment, especially in the field of transport: they encourage the use of cars powered by ethanol gas, hybrid or solar-powered buses and also electric bikes, reports Egypt-based Masr Alarabia.

Under the title “Cairo ( Egypt): a necessary transformation”, Le Parisien makes it clear that Cairo does not enjoy a good reputation, as the city is known for its traffic jams that can turn a 20-minute ride to a two-hour ordeal during peak periods; however, the Egyptian capital has been working to improve the situation.

Today, the city has two metro lines and ticket prices are affordable, thereby attracting many travellers, the French newspaper points out.

It adds that a third metro line is under construction and a fourth planned. The city plans to invest in a monorail route as it is more powerful than a traditional metro and serves more stops.


AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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