Tehran News

  • Sandstorms Close Offices, Education Centers in Several Cities 
    Severe sandstorms hit several cities, including the capital Tehran, on Sunday evening, shutting summer schools, offices and all educational centers in the affected areas on the following day.  
  • Tehran Water Capacity Dented by Poor Rainfall, High Consumption
    Daily water consumption in Tehran has exceeded 3.6 million cubic meters, which is unprecedented for this time of the year, the deputy head of Operations Department at Tehran Province Water and...
  • Tehran Emergency Water Supply Project Behind Schedule
    Despite expanding Tehran's water supply network by at least 150 kilometers over the last five years, the plan to install emergency water supply tanks is behind schedule, the head of the state-owned...
  • Schools Shut in Tehran Due to Air Pollution
    The province of Tehran’s local officials made a belated decision to close kindergartens and elementary schools on Sunday morning to protect children from a thick smog of pollution hanging in the...
  • Tehran Air Quality Dismal
    Tehran Air Quality Dismal
    Air quality was “good” for only two days in the past one year (April 21, 2021-April 21), charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s website, Airnow.tehran.ir, show.  The company said...
  • Uptrend in Tehran Water Use
    Water consumption in Tehran reached a peak of 3.2 billion liters per day between March 6 and April 16, up 90% compared with the same period of last year, the deputy for water and hydropower affairs...
  • Tehran Registers Lowest Provincial Unemployment With 6%
    Tehran Province, wherein lies the capital city, saw the lowest unemployment rate of 6% among all Iranian provinces in the fourth quarter of last Iranian year (Dec. 22, 2021-March 20) while East...
  • Tehran Daily Water Consumption Exceeds 3 Billion Liters
    Water consumption in Tehran has surpassed 40,000 liters per second or 3 billion liters per day, up 11% compared to the hot summer days when consumption peaks at 2.7 billion liters. The National...
  • Tehran Air Quality Dismal
    Air quality was “good” for only four days in the past one year (February 2021-22), charts published by Tehran Air Quality Control Company’s website, Airnow.tehran.ir, show.  Also, 251 days turned...
  • Doubts Over Tehran Water Quality Dismissed
    The quality of piped water in Tehran is monitored with the help of 400 online systems, all of which comply with the World Health Organization standards, the head of Quality Control Department in...
  • TCC Criticizes Small Budget for Tehran’s Public Transportation
    Tehran Municipality will receive 8.3 trillion rials ($27.6 million) in the next fiscal year (starting March 2022) for streamlining the metropolis's public transportation, which is insufficient for...
  • Tehran Metro Plan for Linkup With Satellite Cities Remains on Pause
    Providing decent public transportation services to Tehran’s satellite cities has long been a concern of urban managers, as the population in these cities is growing steadily. Urban officials have...
  • Clean Air Still Elusive in Tehran
    Air quality monitoring stations around the capital city show residents took a heavier breath in November compared with October and the corresponding month of last year. Charts regularly published...
  • Tehran Metro Expansion Gains Steam
    Three stations will come on stream in the under-construction Line 7 of Tehran Metro by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2022), the head of Tehran Metro Company said. According to Ali Emam...
  • 110 New Buses Join Tehran Fleet
    In an effort to ease mobility in the capital city, 110 new buses have been added to Tehran’s public transportation fleet. According to Mojtaba Shafiei, the deputy head of Transportation and ...
  • Tough Times for Tehran Metro
    Tehran Metro Company, the executive entity for the capital’s subway network, is in the red, owing the local banking system 370 trillion rials ($1.33 billion), while still needing funds to overhaul...
  • Tehran Air Gets Cleaner in Oct.
    The Iranian capital’s residents inhaled less polluted air in October compared with the same period of last year, data from Tehran Municipality show. Charts regularly published by Tehran Air...
  • TM Plans to Level Up Tehran Public Transportation Fleet
    Covid-19 concerns in public vehicles, decrepit transport fleet and increasing air pollution in Tehran have made it necessary to upgrade and expand the city's public transportation fleet. In a...
  • Taxi Repairs, Upgrades on Tehran Municipality Agenda
    Taxi Management and Supervision Organization, affiliated to Tehran Municipality, has started paying financial aid to cab drivers for repairs and installation of electronic payment system....
  • Tehran Ozone Pollution Wanes
    Air quality monitoring stations in the Tehran metropolis showed that its residents inhaled more clean air in September compared to a month ago, as ozone pollution waned.  According to Tehran Air...
  • Illegal Wells, Excessive Groundwater Use Causing Land Subsidence in Tehran
    The annual land subsidence in Tehran Province is reportedly 36 centimeters, especially in its southern plains, which is the result of excessive groundwater extraction from underground aquifers, the...
  • Tehran Metro Renovation Underway
    Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company is renovating subway trains to quickly optimize the environmentally friendly mode of transportation before the likely opening of schools in October....
  • 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...
  • Smart Meters Help Cut Tehran Water Consumption in Agro Sector
    The installation of 3,000 smart electricity meters on agricultural wells in Tehran Province has helped curb annual water consumption by 35 million cubic meters, the provincial water company’s...
  • 800 Projects to Help Develop Tehran Water Supply Network
    A total of 800 projects worth $450 million are underway to help develop the sprawling capital Tehran’s water supply grid, managing director of Tehran Province’s Water and Wastewater Company said...

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