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Tehran Traffic Timing Changes in Ramadan

Tehran Traffic Timing Changes in RamadanTehran Traffic Timing Changes in Ramadan

With the start of the fasting month of Ramadan (May 7), timings of Tehran’s traffic schemes have been changed.
Brigadier General Mohammad Razeqi, a senior official with Tehran Traffic Police, told ISNA, "The normal timespan of traffic schemes that started from 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. has been changed to 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on working days [Saturday to Wednesday]." 
There is no change on Thursday when restrictions remain till 1 p.m., he added. 
The changes apply to two traffic schemes underway in Tehran, namely “odd-even rule” and “Restricted Zone”.
As per the odd-even rule, cars can enter a designated 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.
Saturday is earmarked for cars with the last even digit and Friday, being the weekend, is free for all cars.
“Restricted Zone” in central Tehran pertains to an area limited by Motahari Street in the north, Shariati Street (east), Kargar (west) and Shoosh (south) where cars, except public transportation vehicles and designated ones, are barred from entering it during the defined period. 
Private vehicles are allowed to enter the restricted zone during peak hours after paying 414,000 rials ($2.6).
The changes will remain in place until the end of Ramadan (June 4).

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