Subsidized Tires for Taxis

Subsidized Tires for Taxis Subsidized Tires for Taxis

With tire prices skyrocketing, the Taxi Union is providing cabbies with tires at rates 40% lower than the market prices. The tires are offered to the cabbies at prices around 3 million rials ($24) depending on their brand.
As per an agreement between Iran’s Taxi Union and local tire manufactures, the taxi organization purchased 30,000 tires and is selling them to taxi drivers at factory prices. 
According to the manager of the union, Alireza Qanadan, “So far, about 12,000 tires have been delivered and we will proceed with further deliveries,” ISNA reported. Each taxi driver can buy four tires. There are more than 80,000 taxis in Tehran.
For receiving tires at subsidized rates drivers need to submit a request on the union’s website,, mentioning their ID number and plate number, in addition to setting the date for receiving the tires. 


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