EghtesadOnline: Tehran citizens are forced to squander 20 million hours a day in the overcrowded, traffic-clogged metropolis.
EghtesadOnline: The workgroup to help reduce Tehran’s air pollution met at the weekend and came up with some unsettling numbers. For instance, it said 2,529 old and dilapidated cars built three decades ago ply the overcrowded roads of the capital everyday doing a terrible job in contributing to the worsening air pollution.
EghtesadOnline: As commuting in Tehran becomes worse every hour and every day due to the clogged streets and freeways, Tehran Mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi says improving the conditions will take time. In short, there is no magic wand!
EghtesadOnline: Tehran was the eighth most traffic-congested city among 30 cities in the world in 2015. According to secretary of Iran Urban Economics Scientific Association, Seyed Mohsen Tabatabaie Mazdabadi, as much as 80 trillion rials ($2.1 billion) of Tehran resources are wasted every year as a result of traffic jams.