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Uber plans minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo

Uber plans minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo
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GIZA, Egypt -- Uber is launching a new minibus service in traffic-mad Cairo, Egypt s capital and the ride-sharing U.S. giant s fastest-growing market.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi was to hold a news conference on Tuesday with the famed Giza pyramids in the background to elaborate on the plans.

Microbuses -- such as the ones Uber plans to use -- are notorious in Cairo. Often over-packed, speeding and veering across traffic lanes with little concern for traffic safety and other drivers, the vehicles are the only affordable method of travel for millions of people in Egypt, where public transport is chronically overloaded.
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