88% of Tehran Buses Get Clean Bill of Health

88% of Tehran Buses Get Clean Bill of Health
88% of Tehran Buses Get Clean Bill of Health

The percentage of buses in Tehran's public transportation fleet with a technical inspection license has risen to a88% up from 75% last year following an order by the Traffic Department of Tehran Municipality. Urban buses share a major part of blame for the capital's pollution with criticisms growing more intense in recent weeks. Navvab Hosseini Manesh, director of Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau, provided details to clarify the matter in a talk to ISNA. "Some 3,000 buses in the fleet are gas-fueled and basically not polluting; furthermore, 1,200 articulated buses operating in BRT lines comply with Euro 4 and 5 standards and produce negligible emissions," he explained. He added, however, that there are rigid buses with technical problems among the 2,000 vehicles owned by the private sector, and the municipality is pushing for their malfunctions to be fixed through official orders. "Great pressure is being exerted for fixing the buses' technical faults and a great number of them visit inspection centers each day. But the problem is that the majority of these rigid buses need to be phased out and renewed," he said. 


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