Metro tunnel boring machine continues work underneath Zamalek

SourceEgypt Independent
SectorTransport
CountryEgypt

The Nefertiti Tunnel boring machine has continued crossing under the Bahrain embassy and the Sharbatly building in Zamalek, passing from Brazil Street to the Hassan Mohamed Street on its way to the Safaa Hejazi metro station third line, still under construction. Sources at the Transport Ministry on Friday explained that the machine will enter the metro station after Eid al-Adha. The Sharbatly building was evacuated last week after it began to sink on one side. An initial inspection showed damage including cracks, a sinkhole under the garage and another near the entrance. Residents blamed the metro construction project for the sinkholes, and had viewed the digging as a great annoyance over the past few years. The Transport Ministry alongside all concerned authorities have worked to repair the damages caused by the sinkholes at the...read more...