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Egypt raises metro ticket prices by another 100 percent

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Egyptian Transport Minister Hesham Arafat said his country would raise the price of metro tickets in Cairo to millions of passengers by up to 100 percent by 2018.

Arafat said in an interview with local newspaper Al Masry Al Youm that the prices of tickets will be between 2-4 pounds, depending on the number of stations used by the passenger and that he expects the new prices to come into effect in early 2018.

The news comes just months after Egypt raised the price of tickets by 100 percent to LE 2 per passenger.

The announcement of the new hike in prices comes a few days after the government raised the prices of all petroleum and electricity materials, and raised the fees for a number of services.