Snarl-ups to start-ups: Cairo's jams inspire tech solutions

In gridlocked and heavily polluted Cairo, start-ups are searching for technological solutions to solve the transport headaches for an expanding megacity already struggling with over 20 million people. With only three metro lines and overcrowded, run-down buses servicing the capital, public transport is stretched to its limits. “The problem of traffic in Greater Cairo has resulted in very low average speeds, not exceeding 10 kilometres (six miles) per hour,” said traffic expert Osama Okail, from Cairo University, who says the solution to the capital’s woes must lie in fixing public transport. C…

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