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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Microbuses being phased out?

Microbuses being phased out? Glory Hallelujah: The Transport Ministry is drawing up a plan to gradually rid Cairo’s streets of what it charmingly refers to as “random transport options,” — including the warthogs of the streets that are microbuses and collective gypsy cabs — in a bid to reduce traffic in our fair city, Al Shorouk reports. Under an action plan the ministry recently put together, policies to restrict personal car usage and encourage carpooling are also being considered. Topping the plan, however, is the ongoing overhaul of public transport, which is seeing the government enlist the help of the private sector to upgrade the railway network, Cairo Metro, and bus fleet. It all sounds great, but we wouldn’t necessarily recommend we all hold our collective breath unless auto[redacted] asphyxia is your thing.

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