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Subways Suffering Shortfalls

Tehran’s subway system faces serious shortcomings that will not be obviated even in two decades, if policymaking processes and budget management are not overhauled, says the head of Tehran City Council’s Transportation Commission
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The challenging task of developing the subway system in Iranian metropolises has raised concerns among urbanists who censure mismanagement and lack of budget for the lagging progress.
Officials in Tehran, Isfahan and Qom are on work to diagnose and address the prevailing issues in metro expansion, which seem to become chronic pains.
On the occasion of the National Transportation Safety Day (April 26), Mohammad Alikhani, the head of Transportation Commission of Tehran City Council, said the capital city’s subway system faces serious shortcomings that will not be obviated even in two decades, if policymaking processes and budget management are not overhauled, Borna News reported.
“The subway network still lacks 3,000 train cars to facilitate 10 million daily travels … There are around 1,300 train wagons currently operating in Tehran’s subway, 30% of which need to be upgraded,” he said,  

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