Tuk-tuk stops to be built in Egypt's Giza, banned on main roads

Ahram Online , Sunday 7 Feb 2016

Tuk-tuks, or motorised rickshaws, are often blamed for traffic congestion on main roads

Tuk-tuk drivers will have official stops on secondary streets and will be banned from entering main streets in a decision coordinated by Giza's traffic administration and the governorate, Ahram Arabic website reported.

Head of the media and public relations department at the traffic administration Ayman Abdel-Qader said tuk-tuk drivers were told to not drive on the main roads. Violators of this new traffic law will face fines.

Abdel-Qader added that the stops will be located only 150 meters from the main road and that the decision aims to reduce traffic congestion often caused by tuk-tuks.

Head of the planning department at Giza's traffic administration, Wael Taher, said six stops will be built at the entrances of streets Zaghloul, Ezeldin Omar, Othman Moharram, Al-Tawabeq in Faisal and Al-Eshreen, and Al-Matbaa streets.

Taher added that one of the stops is currently being built.

Last August, Cairo governorate banned tuk-tuks in 15 districts and said it would impose a fine of EGP1,500 on violators.

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