25% Rise in Tehran Public Transport Fares Next Fiscal Year
EghtesadOnline: Public transportation fares for metro, bus, taxi and minibus will see a 25% rise in the next Iranian year (starting March 20), as per the approval of Tehran City Council on Tuesday.
“Based on the council’s decision, intra-urban single-ride tickets now priced at 12,000 rials [7.8 cents] will increase by 3,000 rials [about 2 cents] to 15,000 rials [9.8 cents] next year,” Mohammad Alikhani, a city councilor, was quoted as saying by Tasnim News Agency.
The fares of suburban single-ride subway tickets will be raised by 2,000 rials (1.3 cents) to 17,000 rials (11 cents) and that of Tehran-Hashtgerd will be sold at 50,000 rials (32.6 cents), Financial Tribune reported.
“The price of subway ticket to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport will remain unchanged at 90,000 rials [58.8 cents],” he added.
President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated Hashtgerd Metro Station in Alborz Province, the construction of which was started in July 2018 by Hashtgerd New Town Construction Company, on Dec. 29, 2019.