Karaj Subway Closer to Launch

Launched in 2006, Karaj’s subway project is a 102-km network of five lines that will be connected to Tehran-Karaj subway, which has progressed at a slow pace. However, officials are now promising that a partial launch is imminent
Karaj Subway Closer to Launch
Karaj Subway Closer to Launch

The subway system in Karaj, the provincial center of Alborz Province, will start partial operation in six months, the chief of Tehran City Council said.
Mohsen Hashemi added that 90% of the first phase of Tehran Metro’s Line 2 tunneling have been completed, while it some major equipment need to be procured, YJC reported.
After completion, the line will connect Kamalshahr in the far west to Shahid Soltani Bridge in the east of the city with 27 kilometers of railroad and 27 stations.
Hashemi, who headed Tehran Metro Company before his present designation, visited the construction site early this week.
During the visit, he said tunneling has reached 14 km, 6.2 km of which are between Golshahr and Jahanshahr in the city center and will hopefully come on stream in a couple of months.
Speaking of financial issues, Hashemi said participatory bonds issued last year are yet to be redeemed. 
The government has allocated 4 trillion rials ($15.56 million) to the project for the current fiscal year that ends in March 2021. 


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