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Tehran Mulls Modifications to Air Pollution Control Scheme

A traffic scheme launched in June in Tehran has been under the scrutiny of Tehran City Council and Traffic Police. Modifications proposed by the latter will be implemented after the city council’s verification
Tehran Mulls Modifications to Air Pollution Control Scheme Tehran Mulls Modifications to Air Pollution Control Scheme

After prolonged debates over the deficiencies of Air Pollution Control scheme, which is currently underway in the Iranian capital, Tehran Police have urged urban managers to revise the plan.
Proposed by Tehran Municipality's Transportation Council after talks were held among environmentalists and urban planners, the APC scheme was launched on June 22 to curb traffic and air pollution.
In the last couple of months, Tehran City Council and Traffic Police have been scrutinizing the scheme’s performance, and highlighting drawbacks that negatively affect air quality and public transportation, Mehr News Agency reported.
Tehran Police Chief Hossein Rahimi said the consistency of problems listed by both the city council and the traffic police illustrates lack of sufficient preliminary studies in the implementation of APC.
"The weak points of the scheme have been communicated via an unofficial letter to TM, calling for urgent modifications. Otherwise, the police will further take action," Rahimi said, without elaborating further.

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