EghtesadOnline: Tehran Metro Line 6 opened partially on Sunday in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani and Mayor Pirouz Hanachi.
Besides the new subway line a reforestation project covering 1,250 hectares in Alborz Province, west of Tehran and a low-cost housing project were also inaugurated. In the affordable housing project 324 apartments and 99 shops are to be constructed on the southwestern flank of the capital.
Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani and Rouhani’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi were present at the launching ceremonies.
Nine kilometers of Line 6 with 3 stations, namely Dolat Abad, Besat and Shohada were launched, Financial Tribune reported.
When fully constructed Line 6 will stretch over 38 km and have 27 stations. It will be the longest line in the subway network and connect Shahr-e Rey in southeast Tehran to the famed Sulqan rural district in the northwest.
In further stages the line will expand to Shah Abdol-Azim Shrine in the ancient district of Rey to the south of the city.
Another 15 km of Line 6 is to become operational before the current fiscal year ends in March 2020.
Shohada is a junction between lines 6 and 4. Line 4 is 22 km long with 19 main stations. It also has a branch line with two stations that can be used for getting to Mehrabad Airport in the southwest. The line connects Eram-e Sabz station in west Tehran to Shahid Kolahdooz in the east.