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Tehran Mayor Pledges to Improve Public Transport

Tehran Mayor Pledges to Improve Public Transport  Tehran Mayor Pledges to Improve Public Transport

Pointing to the outrageously high number of pollution-related deaths in Tehran, the mayor says measures are being taken in earnest to improve public transportation in the metropolis and reduce air pollution.
Pirouz Hanachi said, “During the fiscal that ended in March 2016, 4,573 pollution-related deaths were recorded in Tehran alone. Every year the suffocating air pollution causes breathing disorders for thousands of people and sends an average 1,500 people to hospitals,” ILNA reported.
The mayor was speaking during a visit to a subway station under construction in the downtown Dolatabad  district which is part of Line 6 of Tehran Metro. The 31 km line starts from Sulqan in the northwest and ends in the Dolatabad in the southeast with 31 stations.

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