2.3 Billion Pounds (2,300,000,000 LE). Imagine!This means that we lose an average of 4,400 LE every MINUTE of the day all over the year. Imagine if this amount is used to fund Education or Health or even helping the poor people! The weird thing is that this problem has been there for more than 40 years now and guess what it is getting WORSE!
Same traffic jams, same blocked spots, same stupidity in handling it (e.g. having a 4 lane bridge ending in a 2 lane street!!!!, and having a 3 meters wide pavement on each side for the Tram in a 10 meters wide street!)...
I stopped going out in cairo except around home or AUC, other than that. I rather stay home and get bored. (the other option will be heart attack in the street, those who have driven their cars last Monday will know what i mean).
I think Carpooling is something that we have to adopt right now, we cant wait longer for the government as it seems that they aren't serious enough about fixing this chronic problem! Any other suggestions dear readers?
(writing from Alexandria heading back to Cairo)