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Move Toward Efficient Funding of Tehran Metro

Tehran Municipality and Tehran City Council have introduced measures to make the capital subway system more cost-efficient and finance expansion projects
Tehran metro transports 40 million people on a monthly basis.Tehran metro transports 40 million people on a monthly basis.
The measures include a significant increase in subway ticket prices and issuance of 20 trillion rials ($377 million) worth of bonds to finance construction and expansion of lines 6 and 7 of the subway system

In an effort by Tehran City Council to cut losses and compensate for a small segment of funds required for manning and maintaining the capital’s expanding subway system, train fares are to see a rise in the coming weeks.
Higher subway ticket prices will be implemented as of April 21, according to a directive issued by the city council and ratified by the governorate.
Inner-city ticket prices will rise from 8,000 rials (15 cents at the Sunday rate on the open market) to 10,000 rials (18 cents). Passengers will be charged 75,000 rials ($1.4) in the line connecting Imam Khomeini International Airport to the city and the Tehran-Karaj ticket will cost 10,000 rials (18 cents), as reported by IRNA.

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