Tehran air pollution

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  • $1.5b required to complete Tehran subway lines 6, 7: CEO 2019-05-25 20:02

    $1.5b required to complete Tehran subway lines 6, 7: CEO

    TEHRAN — In order to complete the construction project of lines 6 and 7 of Tehran Metro a budget of 60 trillion rials (nearly $1.5 billion) is needed, Ali Emam, the CEO of Tehran Urban & Suburban Railway Operation Company has said.

  • Tehran Municipality to convert petrol taxis into hybrid electric 2019-05-15 20:09

    Tehran Municipality to convert petrol taxis into hybrid electric

    TEHRAN — Tehran taxi organization, affiliated to the municipality, is planning on converting petrol taxis to plug-in hybrids, the organization CEO, Alireza Qannadan, has said.

  • Tehran sees longest streak of clean air in a decade 2019-04-22 01:04

    Tehran sees longest streak of clean air in a decade

    TEHRAN — Tehran has just experienced its longest streak of clear air for the past decade, acting director of Tehran Air Quality Control Company has said.

  • Unprecedented clean air in Tehran 2019-04-17 09:55

    Unprecedented clean air in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Tehraners have breathed 21 days of excellent air since the beginning of the new Iranian calendar year (March 21), ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Tehran Municipality to develop bike lanes, bike sharing systems 2019-04-13 21:59

    Tehran Municipality to develop bike lanes, bike sharing systems

    TEHRAN — Tehran municipality will develop bike lanes and bike sharing systems in the capital in the current year (starting on March 21), Mohsen Pourseyyed Aqaei, deputy mayor of Tehran for traffic and transport affairs has said.

  • Tehraners breathed 17 days of excellent air quality since March 21 2019-04-09 21:59

    Tehraners breathed 17 days of excellent air quality since March 21

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of the current year on March 21 citizens of the capital have breathed 17 days of excellent air quality, IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Study says the LEZ scheme can only reduce 1.75 percent of the emissions released in the air. 2019/03/18

    By Mina Izadi

    Technical inspection unreliable criteria making LEZ inefficient

    TEHRAN — Poor air quality has turned into a serious threat to the health condition of the citizens in metropolises like Tehran. Over 12,000 pollution-caused deaths are annually reported in Iran, a big share of which is in big cities.

  • Tehrani citizens to celebrate new year breathing clean air 2019-03-13 21:44

    Tehraners to celebrate new year breathing 28 days of clean air

    TEHRAN – Tehrani citizens will celebrate the new [Iranian calendar] year (starting March 21) experiencing 28 days of clean air and without even a day of unhealthy air quality, IRNA reported on Wednesday. Last year, the capital’s air quality stayed clean for only 14 days.

  • ‘TOD only way for Tehran to survive air pollution’ 2019-02-23 22:09

    ‘TOD only way for Tehran to survive air pollution’

    TEHRAN – While some experts believe that Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the metropolis of Tehran is being carried out based on no proper principles and will not be effective, secretary of the TOD committee of Tehran City Council has announced that TOD can be properly implemented in the capital and mitigate air pollution.

  • Tehran sets record high for cleanest air in five years 2019-02-17 09:36

    Tehran sets record high for cleanest air in five years

    TEHRAN — The number of days with excellent air quality increased to 28 days in the capital of Iran, Tehran, director of Tehran province department of environment has said.

  • Non-repayable loans for e-bikes must increase: Tehran City Council chairman 2019-02-17 09:27

    Non-repayable loans for e-bikes must increase: Tehran City Council chairman

    TEHRAN – While an important strategy to contain Tehran’s air pollution is using green vehicles, non-repayable loans to incentivize the owners to replace their motorcycles with electric ones is not sufficient and must increase, Mohsen Hashemi, Tehran City Council chairman, has said.

  • LEZ scheme cuts black carbon in Tehran air by 44% 2019-02-07 00:56

    LEZ scheme cuts black carbon in Tehran air by 44%

    TEHRAN – The low emission zone (LEZ) scheme, mandating vehicle inspection, to reduce emissions which went into effect in the capital three months ago, has led to a 44 percent decline in black carbon emission, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Tehran Municipality proposes new plan to tackle air pollution, traffic jam  2019-02-03 21:37

    Tehran Municipality proposes new plan to tackle air pollution, traffic jam 

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality has prepared a new traffic scheme for the capital in an attempt to address persistent air pollution and traffic congestion in the metropolis, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday. 

  • Tehran air pollution incurs annual loss of $2.8b 2019-01-31 00:42

    Tehran air pollution incurs annual loss of $2.8b

    TEHRAN – Air pollution brings heavy economic burden amounting to $2.8 billion for the Iranian capital, Tehran, head of the national working group for air pollution mitigation affiliated to the Department of Environment (DOE) has announced.

  • 90,000 clunker taxis are plying the roads  2019-01-26 10:15

    90,000 clunker taxis are plying the roads 

    TEHRAN— Some 90,000 clunker taxis are plying the roads in Iran, an official with traffic police has said.

  • ‘Vehicle inspection reduces PM 2.5 emissions by 1.5%’ 2019-01-25 21:25

    ‘Vehicle inspection reduces PM 2.5 by 1.5% in Tehran’

    TEHRAN – While the low emission zone (LEZ) scheme, mandating vehicle inspection, went into effect in the capital city of Tehran to reduce emissions, only 1.5 percent of the particulate matter (PM) 2.5 is reduced in case of full implementation of the scheme, Mohammad Kazemi, an environmental policy researcher has announced.