EghtesadOnline: Public means of transportation is a hotbed of Covid-19 transmission, especially in major cities like Tehran, and immediate action must be taken before it gets too late, the head of Tehran City Council says.
EghtesadOnline: Public transportation operators, educational centers, beauty salons, women’s clothing shops, gyms, rehabilitation centers for disabled persons and not-for-profit schools accounted for the lion’s share of applications submitted to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare for coronavirus loans.
EghtesadOnline: The development of public transportation has been high on Tehran urban managers’ agenda, for which the capital launched the construction of the subway’s Line 10 last week.
EghtesadOnline: The national coronavirus taskforce is planning to make wearing facemasks mandatory in public transportation, including buses and subway, a deputy health minister said.
EghtesadOnline: As an increasing population use public transportation in the Iranian capital city, Tehran, adhering to social distancing will turn into a farfetched goal.
EghtesadOnline: Social distancing is almost impossible in a crowded city like Tehran, unless more buses and taxis are added to the public transportation fleet, Tehran City Council chief says.
EghtesadOnline: As projected in the draft budget of the fiscal 2020-21, the government has earmarked 26 trillion rials ($180.5 million) for streamlining public transportation development in Isfahan.
EghtesadOnline: As projected in the draft budget bill for the fiscal 2020-21, the Iranian government has permitted municipalities to issue sukuk (Islamic bonds) to the tune of 50 trillion rials ($357 million) for expanding urban public transportation.
EghtesadOnline: The inefficient public transportation network in the Iranian capital has been repeatedly blamed for exacerbating Tehran’s suffocating air pollution, which recently hit the emergency level.
EghtesadOnline: Since the government rationed and raised the price of gasoline on Nov. 15, the public transportation fleet in Tehran has served 20% more passengers, Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi said.