Egypt's grounded rail network loses $87 million since Morsi ouster

Rail activity was suspended countrywide due to security concerns following Morsi's ouster more than four months ago.

Egypt's grounded rail network loses $87 million since Morsi ouster

World Bulletin / News Desk

The ongoing suspension of Egypt's railway service has resulted in $87.2 million in losses since the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the army, an official said Tuesday.

Rail activity was suspended countrywide due to security concerns following Morsi's ouster more than four months ago.

On October 22, train services were resumed in northern Egypt, while operations remain suspended in the country's south.

Railway Authority Deputy Chairman Rashad Abdel-Ati told Anadolu Agency that railway officials were "currently discussing with security agencies the possibility of resuming train services countrywide by the end of November."

"Security agencies have approved an increase of trains operating in the Nile Delta by nine, bringing the total number up to 43," he added.

Violence engulfed many Egyptian cities following the overthrow of Morsi, the country's first democratically-elected president, and the bloody August 14 dispersal of two pro-Morsi sit-ins.

Last Mod: 12 Kasım 2013, 16:21
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