The Holding Company for Roads, Bridges and Land Transportation was awarded a limited tender issued by the National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to reroute utility infrastructure that intersects with the planned construction site of the third part of the first phase of the new Cairo Metro Line 4.
The tender included the redirection of utility lines at five of Cairo’s metro stations: Giza, Giza Square, Rouda, Malek El-Saleh, and Fustat.
According to the technical and financial examination announced by NAT, the Holding Company for Roads’ offer was accepted and approved last week at a value of EGP 41.7m, while another offer provided by Samcrete was rejected.
NAT introduced the limited tender in December 2015 to reroute the utility lines. Only two companies submitted bids in the tender.
Egypt began construction in the first phase of the expansion of the Cairo Metro to a fourth line in January 2016. Construction is expected to close parts of Haram Street over the next three years until 2019, while utility lines are rerouted and the course of traffic is changed.
Cairo Metro Line 4 is planned to run for 18km from Malek El-Saleh reaching October 6 City, connecting Giza Square Giza, Haram Street, and the Grand Museum. The NAT will also extend the metro line by another 55 km over the next three years.
The construction of the Metro Line 4 is the first addition to a larger expansion of the Cairo Metro that will include the addition of six new metro lines. Officials initially stated that construction is expected to be completed in 2032 to link Greater Cairo with all other parties. However, NAT has stated that it seeks to accelerate the implementation of the project to finish construction of all six lines by 2022.