Egypt’s Minister of Transportation Kamel El-Wazir dismissed on Tuesday the chairman of the Egyptian state’s National Railways Authority Ashraf Raslan from his position, appointing him instead as the minister’s adviser for railways affairs.
El-Wazir assigned Mostafa Abdel-Latif as chairman for the Railways Authority for one year.
The minister also issued a number of decisions to reshuffle the top management positions in the authority.
“The aim of these decisions is not only a reshuffle in the authority’s top managements, but to meet the demands of the upcoming phase, which requests new competencies to continue the development plans currently being implemented to present a better service for passengers,” the ministry’s statement said.
The reshuffles come following the derailment of a train on the Cairo-Manoursa line near the city of Toukh in Qalioubiya on Sunday that killed 11 people and injured over a hundred others.
This is the second major train accident that occurs in Egypt within a month.
On 26 March, a train collision in Sohag governorate killed 19 people and injured 185 others.