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Traffic Scheme Fails to Deliver in Tehran

Traffic Scheme Fails to Deliver in TehranTraffic Scheme Fails to Deliver in Tehran

Over the past nine months, Tehran has had 41 days of unhealthy air. The omnipresent smog has compelled urban authorities to revisit the measures for curbing air pollution that has been in place for several years.
One such scheme that has been in place for over a decade is the odd-even rule introduced in 2005. Over the past few weeks, environmentalists and planners with Tehran Municipality have got together to pool minds and discuss the impact of this restriction on air quality.

The TM’s director of transport and traffic organization says, “A short time after its introduction, the odd-even scheme helped curb air pollution. However as time passed the scheme has simply lost its usefulness with unwanted results. The pollution and smog has intensified.”
 

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