Dr. Hisham Arafat، Minister of Transport، said that performance indicators in the subway have showed that breakdowns become lesser in that vital facility. "The first line of the metro is a 35-year-old old and it needs to be revitalised، he said in an interview with Amal al-Henawi، an anchor of rt” show. He added that the first line of the subway he had previously served half a million people and now is serves 1.5 million people، with the same regulations. He pointed out that due to the great pressure on the first line، a plan has been drawn to develop it and introduce new systems to reduce the time of flooding. He pointed out that the subway will not be privatized. He stressed that the private sector will enter as a shareholder or strategic partner in management and maintenance only.