Need to Rewrite Vehicle Emission Rules in Iran

Need to Rewrite Vehicle Emission Rules in IranNeed to Rewrite Vehicle Emission Rules in Iran

Vehicle emission rules are simply outdated and need to be rewritten, the secretary general of the High Council of Traffic says.
Pouria Yazdi told ISNA that vehicle emission standards and automotive tests carried out at technical inspection centers in Iran are outdated. “The standards and the tests were last revised in 2014.”
Emphasizing that the matter needs to be addressed sooner rather than later, he said the inefficient standards can jeopardize implementation of measures aimed at curbing air pollution in Tehran and other cities, pointing to the Air Pollution Reduction (APR) scheme recently launched in capital.
As per the APR scheme launched last month by the Tehran Municipality, old cars have been banned in the sprawling city. Violators are fined in the latest attempt at improving air quality. All four and two-wheelers in the metropolis are required to go though automotive inspections and acquire technical conformity papers that show the vehicle meets the required automotive and emission standards.


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