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Tehran Air Pollution Reduction Plan Set for Weekend Launch: Better Late Than Never

Tehran Air Pollution Reduction Plan Set for Weekend Launch: Better Late Than NeverTehran Air Pollution Reduction Plan Set for Weekend Launch: Better Late Than Never

Despite extended delays, a plan introduced by Tehran Municipality to help curb air pollution will take effect on November 24. The plan bans dilapidated vehicles from the sprawling capital to improve air quality and make life a bit bearable for the people. 
The Air Pollution Reduction (APR) plan was initially announced in summer stating that clunkers and dilapidated vehicles will be banished from Tehran and those who violate the rules will be fined 500,000 rials ($3.9). The scheme was to be implemented on Oct. 24, news website Asr-e Khodro reported. 
The head of Department of Environment, Isa Kalantari, called on Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli recently urging him to accelerate whatever is necessary to implement the plan. The APR scheme is now expected to be enforced on Nov. 24, Mohsen Pour-Seyed Aqaei, TM's managing director for Transportation and Traffic Organization said.
 

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