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Tehran Municipality Planning Tehran-Karaj BRT

Tehran-Karaj Highway during rush hours
Tehran-Karaj Highway during rush hours

A plan is in the making to start a special bus service   between Tehran and Alborz Province to the west, as a solution to help ease commute.
While Tehran has almost 8.6 million residents, the daily influx of people brings the ‘daylight’ population to more than 15 million. Neighboring Alborz, which has vast and growing population, is the main region from which millions come for work and more. 
Mohsen Pour Seyed Aqaei, managing director of Tehran Municipality Transportation and Traffic Organization told YJC that plans are being reviewed for   separating one line of Hemmat and Hakim highways for the exclusive commute of BRTs, as part of efforts to ease the traffic congestion in the capital.
Hakim Highway stretches 8.5 kilometers in the north-central part of Tehran. Hemmat Highway, which is one of the most clogged routes, is 18km long reaching Tehran-Karaj Highway at its farthest western flank. 


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