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In Cairo, a by taxi that costs $0.55 on average will cost $25.25 in the Swiss city of Zurich, according to a worldwide study by Carspring. The Carspring Taxi Price Index compares the cost of travel by taxi in 80 cities worldwide. The comparison is based on the cost of a three-kilometre journey in the …
We will start with 2,000 cars with the aim of increasing them to 10,000 by the end of 2016, says El-Batrawi
Ousta adopts precise standards for the selection of drivers and cars: Batrawi
Police have reportedly begun stopping Uber and Careem drivers to check their papers
‘I understand clients’ needs but all I demand is equality,’ says taxi
The project aims to purchase taxis, then sell them with repayment facilitations to drivers across governorates nationwide.
Taxi drivers respond online that their situation is misunderstood
First two phases cost public treasury EGP 1.5bn until end of 2014, along with EGP 40m due for delayed repayments
Scooters can be ordered through mobile app, with female driver option available
25 November is international day for the elimination of violence against women
Court specialising in terrorism cases sentences the two dozen, allegedly associated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood
Easy Taxi app aims at easing traffic congestion
EGP 250m provided by NBE and Alex Bank for improving taxis
A new way of transportation is available for Cairo dwellers, now you can go to work by Nile.
A countdown to the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule started over two years ago, when they first turned against the revolution by siding with the military in manipulating the people for a yes vote in the March 2011 referendum for the constitutional declaration. It was accelerated when they openly turned against the revolutionary youth …
Taxi drivers blocked the 6th of October Bridge in Cairo in protest of new tax and lack of security
When I was but a wee lad, I spent my summers in Alexandria, and most of that time at the Alexandria Sporting Club (women’s and men’s basketball champions of Egypt, incidentally). Back then I was active and physically fit; nowadays, my only form of exercise is trying to catch the cats as they dart out …
Cairo cabbie informs Adel Heine she is not a woman
Train collies with taxi in Ard Al-Lewa in Giza while Egypt still reeling from Badrashein train crash
Understanding the grey between black and white
As Egypt’s new government grapples with the country’s ongoing traffic woes, the Daily News asks experts about how they would solve the crisis
While riding home in a taxi one night last week, a small truck packed with five or more young men in their early twenties was driving in front of us. The exuberant-looking group seemed to be cruising the city while enjoying dinner in the back of their truck. All of a sudden, after they had …
The lyrics of Taxi are known to challenge the status quo in the country and have attempted to describe the different societal conditions of Egypt with this performance being no exception. The lyrics can be a big hit or miss, with some songs inventive and creative while others become formulaic and verge on the point of being clichéd.
I have always enjoyed talking to the drivers of the ubiquitous Cairo taxis, my broken Arabic and their often limited use of English make for an easier exchange than expected. Trying to understand, as opposed to listening to words, can suddenly go a long way, even if the traffic outside the windows is proving the opposite.