Battling for the environment and fighting against traffic, Egypt has just announced the operation of new public buses fueled by natural gas. This comes as a movement towards the use of more economical fuels that also have a less adverse effect on the environment.
The Cairo Transportation Authority (CTA), has announced that there will be four new natural gas fueled buses added to their fleet of public transport vehicles. This is a pilot project to assess the feasibility of such a transformation, and to evaluate the pros of adding many more public transportation buses operating on natural gas.
While natural gas is not a 100% clean source of energy, it is definitely cleaner and more cost-effective than your usual fuels. The larger scale project is to launch 130 natural gas fueled buses, while the long-term goal is to have Cairo’s bus routes fully covered with such buses.
These new buses will be operating on route 1033, going from Dawaran Shobra all the way to the First Settlement. These buses will service 14 stations:
- Sarai Al-Qubba
- Ain Shams, College of Women
- Mostafa Al-Nahhas
- Al-Hay Al-Tamen
- Al-Hay Al-Asher
- Zahraa Nasr City
- Police Academy
We hope that this initiative results in the larger scale implementation, and wish to see many other authorities and companies in Egypt taking longer strides towards a cleaner operation for the sake of our environment.