“Demolition of camels with a bulldozer is forbidden for what they do for us,” said one of the residents of Al Ma’adah, which has beautiful and elegant trees, after reports revealed that the Algiers axis to be implemented may “cut” the most famous streets decorated with trees and roses that characterize the ancient region.
What’s the story?
A statement from the Ministry of Transport revealed the initial plan for the Algiers axis route in Maadi, which is planned to be established to connect the Maadi and Abbasiya area. The ministry said, in a statement, that the initial planning for the axis includes removing the encroachments from the Abbasiya area to the intersection of the Civilization Bridge with the highway, removing the encroachments from the Tabbin area to Helwan, and implementing a traffic axis from the Civilization axis to the New Club Street in Maadi.
Months ago, the tragedy was repeated, after a decision was issued to demolish the ancient trees in the Heliopolis area, in order to build new “bridges”. Heliopolis, “Heliopolis”, is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Cairo that is more than a hundred years old. The cornerstone was laid by the Belgian architect Baron Empain, who built it in the European style.
At the end of last year, General Al-Askar issued a decision to build 12 bridges in Heliopolis to reduce traffic jams and facilitate movement within Cairo, as well as facilitate the transition from Cairo to the New Administrative Capital. During his speech at the inauguration of a number of projects last December, Sisi claimed that the decision comes to relieve the suffering of the entire East Cairo region, he said.
The famous consultant engineer, Mamdouh Hamza, said in a post on the social networking site Twitter, that what is happening is the destruction of one of the most beautiful areas of Cairo. He added that the project comes to connect the new administrative capital in Cairo and Al Alamein with bridges, but linking the administrative capital in Cairo and Al Alamein in Cairo should not be through bridges, but rather by constructing tunnels, in order to prevent distorting the general view of the neighborhood.
It is worth noting that the (Transformation) blog revealed “the problems of the axis, which are the problems resulting from the construction of highways within residential areas, known globally since the spread of this intervention in the sixties, and more recently in Egypt.” roads. Another consequence of the increase in speed is the difficulty of walking, cycling and using transportation, as opposed to making it easier to use private cars from the suburbs. What deteriorates the standard of life on the streets of cities.
And, contrary to what was expected, it caused an increase in congestion, as a result of increased car use. The most appalling result is the large amount of clearing required to make way for highways, in Tersa, El-Marg, Ain Shams and now Basateen. The long-term result is less densities and buildings in the heart of cities and their dismantling for a range of environmentally costly scattered uses.
Source: بوابة الحرية والعدالة by fj-p.com.
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