80% of Transport Fleet Decrepit

About 80% of Iran’s public transportation vehicles are old and weather worn, affecting public safety and health
80% of Transport Fleet Decrepit
80% of Transport Fleet Decrepit

Iran’s public transport fleet comprises around 430,000 vehicles, including urban and intercity buses, minibuses and taxis, of which 80% have outlived their usefulness, the National Traffic Police Chief said.
General Kamal Hadianfar added that the transportation fleet is entangled with public safety and health, so streamlining the sector should be placed high on the authorities’ agenda, ISNA reported.
“We need to overhaul the dilapidated vehicles and modernize the facilities. Unfortunately, the government has shown little willingness to take action,” he added.
Referring to the Clean Air Act, the official reminded that the government is legally obliged to renew the public transport fleet for reducing air pollution in metropolises.


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