By Febronia Hanna
The recent failures of the railway system have been a huge cause of distress for those who have to take the train daily to reach their workplaces. This and the fear of the increase of its ticket’s price that doesn’t seem to match with the services provided by the railway system.
“I have rejected the minister of transport’s request to raise the price of railway tickets for citizens,” President Abdelfattah El-Sisi announced at the Sixth Youth Conference. He said that the prices won’t increase except when the system is developed and the new wagons are installed and ready to be used.
“When I see the condition of the railway in movies made before 40 years ago, I feel sad; because they looked much better than it looks now,” the President added. This statement holds a great amount of truth as the wagons now are in a very bad condition. The President says that in a period of two to four years the railway system will be automated and digitalized and we sure are very happy to hear that.