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Tehran Officials Pushing Forward Major Subway Expansion Projects

Tehran Officials Pushing Forward Major Subway Expansion Projects Tehran Officials Pushing Forward Major Subway Expansion Projects

Tehran Municipality is pushing forward the expansion of the capital’s subway system, with officials saying that economic headwinds and Covid-19 should not be a pretext for halting the initiative.
During a visit to the under-construction Line 6 on Sunday, Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi said the development of subway system is a large-scale project and should receive the full support of state and private sectors, IMNA reported.
Stressing that financial shortcomings are the only factor impeding the subway’s completion, Hanachi noted that local banks, which have financially backed the project, are facing limits. He called for the Central Bank of Iran to extend financial resources and bridge the gaps. 
“We are considering all possible channels to provide financial resources. The work cannot be stopped under the pretext of economic limitations,” he added.
“Work on the unfinished metro lines 6 and 7 should be resumed,” Hanachi emphasized, adding that areas not covered by the subway network, such as Tehran’s District 22, should also be considered in subway expansion projects.

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