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.
EghtesadOnline: On the occasion of the world car-free days, municipalities in Iran are holding nationwide events from Sept. 20-22 to underscore the necessity of protecting the environment and promoting the culture of using public transportation, especially in major cities.
EghtesadOnline: From adding new vehicles to the public bus fleet to purchasing new wagons for the subway, urban managers across Iran are taking measures for tackling air pollution and facilitating the daily commute of citizens.
EghtesadOnline: Tehran’s mayor on Monday outlined the municipality’s public transportation expansion plans saying that two subway lines now under construction will open partially in the near future.