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DOE Boss: Delays in Tehran Anti-Air Pollution Scheme Inadmissible

DOE Boss: Delays in Tehran Anti-Air Pollution Scheme Inadmissible  DOE Boss: Delays in Tehran Anti-Air Pollution Scheme Inadmissible

While a new scheme was to be implemented in Tehran to help curb air pollution, the plan has been delayed. The inaction by authorities has raised concern among environmentalists who say further delays are not admissible for the execution of the plan that is the metropolis’s last hope.
According to a plan announced in 2015, as of Oct. 24 clunkers and dilapidated vehicles were to be barred from Tehran. Reports now say implementation of the crucial scheme has been postponed.
Department of Environment boss Isa Kalantari in a letter has called on Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to accelerate the process of implementing the plan “as there is no major impediment.”
More recently Traffic Police has being pushing for delays in the plan  -- a part of the Low Emission Zone Scheme. Passed in August 2015 by the High Council for Coordination of Urban Traffic, the scheme demands banning highly polluting cars and two-wheelers from entering Tehran's clogged roads.
 

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