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Iran's 1st 130-Km/h Expressway Project Halfway Through

The 159-km-long expressway running around Tehran’s southwest is expected to become operational in the next Iranian year (starting March 21, 2019)
1st 130-Km/h Expressway Project Halfway Through1st 130-Km/h Expressway Project Halfway Through
The expressway will reduce the travel time for light and heavy vehicles by 90 minutes and 110 minutes respectively while 700 million liters of gasoline and 1,600 million liters of diesel will be saved over 20 years

Iran’s first bypass expressway with a speed limit of 130 km/h and connecting Abyek in Qazvin Province to Charmshahr along Qom-Garmsar Highway is under construction. 
According to Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi, the project has made 45% progress, IRNA reported. 
“The 158-kilometer bypass expressway project connects the highways of Tehran-Saveh, Tehran-Qom and Qom-Garmsar to each other on its way,” he said.
The construction of this project, the official said, started in the fiscal 2016-17 and plans are for it to become operational next year (March 2019-20)


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