EghtesadOnline: An average increase of 15% has been levied on Iran's freeway tolls, Secretary of Freeway Investor Companies’ Workgroup Khodayar Khashe’ announced. Noting that freeway tolls in Iran amount to less than 10% of the rates in other countries, the official said freeway investor companies complain about the small increase in toll rates.
According to data released by the Statistical Center of Iran, last year’s inflation stood at 27%. The maintenance costs of 1 kilometer of freeway stand at 200 billion rials ($1.77 million) each year, IRNA quoted him as saying. The measure took effect on August 23, according to Financial Tribune.