In implementation of the directives of the political leadership to develop the ring road, the team, engineer Kamel al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, accompanied by the head and leaders of the General Authority for Roads and Bridges, conducted an inspection tour to follow up the comprehensive development and maintenance work of the ring road around Greater Cairo, with a length of 106 km, where the minister followed up the implementation rates in all sectors of the road as well as progress in The works of transferring facilities that are in conflict with the development work (electricity, water, sanitation, communications and gas). He was also informed of the progress of the procedures that the Egyptian Survey Authority and the governorates of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubia are undertaking for lands and real estate located within the scope of expropriation required for the development work. Removal of a number of violating buildings located on the right of the road that impede development work.
During the tour, the Minister of Transport emphasized the necessity of optimal utilization of the areas under the bridges, as well as continuous coordination with the governorates and the competent security directorates to remove the occupancies on the road so as not to hinder the development work and not to distort the civilized appearance of the road with the necessity of continuing work 24 hours a day and intensifying the work in each The areas that are open for work and that do not have obstacles to the speed of completion and that the areas in which the transfer of facilities are completed are being developed immediately, indicating that there are sectors that are being paved and others that have already been completed, such as the Autostrad sector / Saad Eddin Al-Shazly Tunnel, with a length of 28 kilometers, pointing out that the start has been completed. In the work of raising the efficiency and developing the lighting system by using the high mast poles for distances from As-Salam to the Prairie and from the highway to Mariotia.
The Minister of Transport added that the ring road is the most important traffic axis in Greater Cairo, as approximately 213,000 cars pass through it daily, indicating that the comprehensive development and maintenance work of the road will contribute to raising the level of service for road users, accommodating large traffic volumes, reducing travel time for road users and reducing energy consumption. For vehicles, especially with the great importance of the ring road that connects all the main and highway axes heading from Cairo to the governorates of the Republic, and where it was planned to develop and expand the road to become with 7 lanes in each direction except for the Moneeb Bridge, 8 lanes in each direction, in addition to the Al-Ahram Desert link (from the Al-Ahram desert to Wahat Road, 8 km long).