Chairman of the Public Transport Authority Rizk Ali told press on Tuesday that a total number of 800 public transport buses will be available ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to drop fans at stadiums.
Ali said that the authority has renovated more than 600 public transport buses, and will set special operation rooms will be set to follow up on the tournament buses.
Meanwhile, Egypt inaugurated three new metro stations in Cairo to facilitate the transfer of civilians and the African fans to the stadiums.
The Ministry of Transport announced in a statement on Saturday that pilot operation of the three stations for the commuters will start on June 15, adding that the three stations are named Haroun, Nadi al-Shams, and Alf Maskan.
The stations are the first inaugurated stops in the four stage of the third line expansion in Cairo metro, the statement added.
The new stations will help transport football fans from areas in Heliopolis, Alf Maskan, and Gisr al Suez to Cairo Stadium, which locates 500 meters away from The Stadium metro station in Nasr City.
The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.