Air Pollution Control Scheme Under Magnifying Glass

Urban managers and officials with the Traffic Police have been scrutinizing a traffic scheme launched by Tehran Municipality in June to find ways of improving the scheme
Air Pollution Control Scheme Under Magnifying Glass
Air Pollution Control Scheme Under Magnifying Glass

Since a new traffic scheme was launched about 100 days ago in central Tehran for curbing traffic and air pollution, urban managers have ignited debates over its weak and strong points.
Proposed by Tehran Transportation Council after talks were held among environmentalists and urban planners, the Air Pollution Control scheme was launched on June 22.
Hossein Shahidzadeh, deputy director of Tehran Air Quality Control Company, says long-term data collection and monitoring are needed to get a comprehensive overview of the scheme and its impacts, ISNA reported.
“Data collected over the past two and a half months after the launch would not be sufficient to conduct a comprehensive study and produce a credible assessment about the scheme,” he said.
However, the official underlined that TAQCC data show that since APC was launched in the capital, the density of carbon monoxide (CO) has significantly decreased in the air.


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