18,000 passengers transferred to book fair on the weekend per hour: official

May 15, 2016

TEHRAN — More than 18,000 passengers were transferred to the book fair per hour on the weekend, deputy for transport and mobility of Tehran’s Municipality said.

A great deal of the book fair visitors used public transportation, more specifically bus and subway, to get to the fair, IRIB quoted Ja’far Tashakkori-Hashemi as saying.

On average every 10 to 15 minutes a train would transfer the passengers while the time decreased to six and a half minutes on Thursday and Friday, Tashakkori-Hashemi noted.

Therefore, he noted, every 6 and a half minutes 2,000 passengers got off the subway at the Shahr-e-Aftab station and in other words more than 18,000 passengers were transferred to the book fair per hour.

Tehran’s bus operating company has also allocated 400 buses for the visitors at the book fair and the roads leading to the fair, he added.

There are also 100 vans and 50 electric shuttles to take passengers from or to the parking lots and subway stations, he highlighted.

The 29th Tehran International Book Fair which was held for the first time at the Shahr-e-Aftab fairground, southern Tehran, received an enthusiastic welcome, he added.

He went on to say that 33 foreign countries including Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Turkey, China, Japan, and Canada attended the fair too.


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