TM Given Deadline for Numbering Streets

TM Given Deadline for Numbering StreetsTM Given Deadline for Numbering Streets

A new bill has been passed at the Tehran City Council directing the Tehran Municipality to assign specific numbers to all the capital’s streets and passageways.

The single-priority bill that calls on the Tehran Municipality to adopt the spatial practice of street numbering was passed with majority of votes at the council’s 267th session.

As per the bill, the municipality is given three months to present a protocol for a consistent and accurate street numbering system while taking into consideration the current names of the passageways, the Persian language daily ‘Ebtekar’ reported.

The scheme will facilitate easy navigation through streets for local people, visitors and vehicles. A standard numbering system also improves urban management and planning, helps improve private and public delivery of services, maintain inventory of public assets and property and in matters of taxation, licensing, land tenure, etc.

“This is a request backed by councilors, since this vast and growing city does not have a proper and integrated numbering system for people to move about easily,” said Mohammad Salari, head of the council’s Urban Planning and Architecture Office.

Based on the bill, the municipality is to assign a number (or code) to every alley in the city while keeping the existing name.

The numbers will then be used on all local maps and navigational systems. The municipality has been given three months to conduct the feasibility studies and come up with a plan.

Although several councilors have repeatedly asked for street numbering, the bill was passed following a recent report that 6,900 urban passages remain without a name despite being approved by the TCC.

There are 58 highways, 263 boulevards, 1,892 avenues, 12,686 streets, 16,750 backstreets, and 32,780 cul-de-sacs in the sprawling Iranian capital that is home to 12 million people.