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Tehran Has a New Plan to Cut Traffic Congestion

Titled Air Pollution Control (APC), the new scheme would replace the odd-even rule which was introduced in 2005
New Traffic Scheme in Tehran DetailedNew Traffic Scheme in Tehran Detailed

The Tehran Transportation Council has proposed a new plan for curbing traffic and air pollution in central parts of the metropolis, after an arduous debate among environmentalists and urban planners about one traffic scheme in place for more than a decade that simply failed to deliver.
The new scheme named Air Pollution Control (APC), would replace the odd-even rule which was introduced in 2005. As per a statement by the council, after approval by the Tehran City Council, the APC will be implemented in April.
As per the odd-even rule, cars can enter the designated ‘restricted zone’ on alternate days depending on the odd and even number of the license plate.
This zone is an 88.5 square kilometer area in central Tehran limited by Imam Ali Expressway in the east, Navvab Expressway and Chamran Highway to the west, Besat Expressway in the south and Hemmat Expressway in the north. 

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