Egyptian Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) revealed that traffic congestion in Greater Cairo generally reduced by 4% in 2021, compared to 2019 and 2020.
In an infograph released on Sunday, the IDSC noted that traffic jams during peak hours decreased by 6% in the past two years.
Those figures show the government’s success in cutting traffic congestion in Greater Cairo, through developing the network of roads and axes.
A 2014 World Bank report, the Cairo Traffic Congestion Study, estimated the annual costs of the congestion in Cairo to be up to EGP 50 billion, or US$ 8.0 billion. That represents up to four percent of Egypt’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is four times the usual estimate of one percent of GDP as the cost of congestion in comparable large cities..