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  • Renovation of Tehran Old Cabs Needs $181m
    The complete dilapidated taxi fleet in the capital city of Tehran can be renovated in 18 months, if 50 trillion rials ($181.8 million) are allocated to the project, Tehran Municipality’s deputy for...
  • Tehran Residents Spend 1.5b Hours Annually in Traffic
    Over nine million residents in the capital city of Tehran squander an average of 31 minutes per day in traffic, amounting to 4.65 million hours per day and more than 1.5 billion hours per year, CEO...
  • Initiatives to Popularize Cycling Fail to Take Off
    Despite initiatives by Iran's Department of Environment and anti-air pollution campaigners, the use of bicycles and related projects has failed to take off across the country. As a cheap means of...
  • Road Fatalities Increase In Spite of Covid Curbs
    The death rate in road accidents in Iran climbed by 16% in the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), although intercity travel restrictions remain in place due to the...
  • 500 Buses to Join Tehran Fleet
    By March 2022, 500 buses will join the fleet of the capital city Tehran, as part of efforts to improve the city's transportation system. According to Jafar Tashakkori, chairman of Tehran City...
  • Tehran Eyes Metro Expansion
    Authorities in Tehran are working hard to overcome obstacles in the way of subway construction to provide people with a more efficient and environmentally friendly mode of transit. On Tuesday,...
  • Iran: Growth in Population of Elderly Women Outpaces That of Men’s
    The Statistical Center of Iran’s data show the population of elderly women is growing at a faster pace compared with their male peers. The population of elderly men and women stood at 400,000 each...
  • Road Casualties Climb Amid Curbs on Pandemic Mobility
    Iran’s road accident death rate has increased by 18% in the first fiscal quarter (March 21-June 21), while intercity travel restrictions are still in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Subway Needs $52m to Reach Southwest Tehran District
    Tehran Metro’s extension to Eslamshahr, a working district in the southwest, requires 13 trillion rials ($52 million), one of the county’s municipal officials said.  According to Reza Qasemi, 3.6...
  • 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...
  • $136m Loans to Help Transport Firms Ward Off Covid Pandemic
    The Iranian government has provided loans totaling 34 trillion rials ($136 million) to transportation enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic as of May, an official with the Ministry of...
  • More Stations for Tehran Metro
    The subway network in the capital city of Tehran will have at least eight more stations by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2022), the head of Tehran Metro Company said. Ali Emam added...
  • Tehran Targets Biking Network
    Urban managers in the capital city of Tehran are building bike paths around the city to embrace the growing trend of citizens opting for cycling as a clean, healthy and safe mode of transportation...
  • Automaker Plans to Replace 30,000 Dilapidated Taxis by March 2022
    Major local carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), in collaboration with Iran Taxi Union, plans to replace 30,000 dilapidated taxis with Euro 4 and 5 CNG-hybrid vehicles by the end of the current fiscal year...
  • Urban Public Transport Fleet to Expand With Electric Vehicles
    Providing decent public transportation services is of high importance worldwide and there is much room for improvement in Iran, a senior official says.  Mehdi Jamalinejad, the head of Iran's...
  • Tehran Subway Opens 2 Stations
    Two subway stations in Line 6 and 7 of Tehran Metro were inaugurated on Thursday to speed up the development of traffic-free, green means of transportation. The stations were inaugurated by...
  • MAPNA Unveils Domestic Electric Bus in Mashhad
    The domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, has unveiled its first locally-produced electric bus in the shrine city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province. Dubbed ‘Shetab’, the e-bus was...
  • Tehran Disability Friendlier
    Urban managers in Tehran are more socially conscious and upgrading urban infrastructure and services to meet the requirements of physically-impaired people. According to Hamshahri Online, Mohammad...
  • Karaj Subway Awaiting More Funds
    The semi-complete Phase 1 of Line 2 subway project of Karaj, the provincial capital of Alborz, requires 4.9 trillion rials ($21.6 million). According to a worksheet published by Karaj Urban and...
  • Covid-19 Taking Heavy Toll on Tehran Public Transportation
    Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Iran in mid-February 2020, Tehran’s bus fleet has lost 67% of its earning and is on the verge of bankruptcy, the head of Tehran Bus Company said....
  • Rehashed Plan to Renovate Old Cabs
    Tehran Municipality plans to renovate 15,000 decrepit taxis in the current fiscal year (ending March 2022) in coordination with the Plan and Budget Organization. According to Manaf Hashemi, Tehran...
  • Tehran Metro’s Line 10 Phase Requires Nearly $430 Million
    The first phase of Tehran Metro’s Line 10, which runs across the western part of the capital city, needs 97 trillion rials ($429.2 million), the CEO of Tehran Metro Company said.  During a...
  • Rapid Expansion of Tehran Subway
    Although US sanctions hampered Iran’s subway development plans, Tehran’s urban managers tapped into local potentials to accelerate its subway network expansion. The sanctions disrupted relations...
  • 25-Year Deal With China to Boost Iran’s Subway Development Plans
    China plans to invest in Iran’s subway development plans as per the 25-year cooperation deal recently signed between the two countries. Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi said China is to help Iran...
  • Firms Receive Gov’t Support to Indigenize Subway Technology
    The state-backed Iran National Innovation Fund plans to lend 600 billion rials ($2.4 million) to local tech and knowledge-based businesses to accelerate the indigenization of subway trains and...

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