A total of 850 smart ticketing machines will be installed in the metro lines 1 and 2 by March, Invest-Gate reports.

According to a statement, Minister of Transportation Hisham Arafat points out the necessity of increasing the number of air-conditioned trains in the first and second lines, along with the completion of the double distance in the first line from Marg to New Marg to reduce congestion in stations at this distance as well as to reduce trickle time.

In the ministry’s press conference on February 19, Arafat has announced the review of development plans of the transportation system in 45 days,  AlMal News reports.

“I am studying the expansion of the transport of goods throw the railway and river,” Arafat comments, pointing out that the National Roads Project provided the state with an extra 3200 kilometers, and works on the third phase to begin soon.