Tehran air pollution

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  • Tehran bus fleet delivers 165 million rides within 4 months 2019-08-17 22:49

    Tehran bus fleet delivers 165 million rides within 4 months

    TEHRAN – The bus transport system in the metropolis of Tehran has delivered over 165 million rides during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), Tehran bus operating company's managing director Peyman Sanandaji has said.

  • Old taxis soon reach up to 192,000 2019-08-03 15:26

    Old taxis soon reach up to 192,000

    TEHRAN – There are currently 150,000 clunker taxis in the country, which will reach up to 192,000 by the end of this year (March 2020), Morteza Zameni, director general of urban taxi drivers union has said.

  • DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles 2019-07-31 21:43

    DOE strongly rejects reproduction of carbureted motorcycles

    TEHRAN – While the production of carbureted-engine motorcycles has come to a halt in the country, some motorcycle manufacturing companies are trying to put the highly polluting vehicles into production again, but the Department of Environment (DOE) strongly opposed.

  • Provincial DOE cracking down on polluting industrial units 2019-07-28 21:35

    Provincial DOE cracking down on polluting industrial units

    TEHRAN – The department of environment (DOE) of Semnan province is cracking down on polluting industries as 2 units in the province have been identified for failing to control their pollutant emissions, provincial DOE chief has announced.

  • 25% of cars failed inspection tests in Tehran 2019-07-28 21:34

    25% of cars failed inspection tests in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 25 percent of vehicles which referred to technical inspection centers in Tehran to receive inspection stickers have failed the tests due to producing high level of emissions, managing director of Tehran Vehicle Inspection Company affiliated to Tehran Municipality has said.

  • Tehran experiences clean, healthy air for 102 days 2019-07-20 22:40

    Tehran experiences clean, healthy air for 102 days

    TEHRAN – According to the Air Quality Control Company, 102 days of clean and good air quality have been reported in the capital since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).

  • $285m from traffic taxes earmarked to curb air pollution 2019-07-16 21:41

    $285m from traffic taxes earmarked to curb air pollution

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 12 trillion rials (about $285 million) from traffic tax income has been allocated to curb air pollution in the metropolis of Tehran, YJC news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Carbureted motorcycles main source of ozone pollutants in Tehran 2019-07-12 18:20

    Carbureted motorcycles main source of ozone pollutants in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Following consistent ozone pollution in Tehran’s hot season, motorcycles running on carbureted engines are considered as the main contributors to air pollution, Khabaronline reported on Wednesday.

  • ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’ 2019-07-10 22:05

    ‘Vehicle inspection curbs air pollution up to 25%’

    TEHRAN – Vehicle inspection can contribute to air pollution mitigation by 15 to 25 percent, Tehran City Council member, Arash Milani, said.

  • Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran 2019-07-09 11:39

    Summer heats foster air pollution spikes in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehraners breathed foul air not experiencing a single day of clean air since the beginning of summer (June 22), Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

  • 74,000 ha in Tehran prone to raise SDSs 2019-07-07 11:49

    74,000 ha in Tehran prone to raise SDSs

    TEHRAN – Some 74,000 hectares of southern and southwestern part of the capital are prone to give raise to sand and dust storms (SDSs), the provincial Department of Environment chief has stated.

  • High ozone brings serious air pollution to Tehran’s summer 2019-06-29 19:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    High ozone brings serious air pollution to Tehran’s summer

    TEHRAN – Tehran air quality reached a level which was unhealthy for sensitive groups for about 7 days due to ozone pollutant; as the statistics show concentration of this pollutant increases in the capital mostly during summer, so, ground level ozone became the main contributor to pollution in the capital’s hot seasons.

  • Bikes to hold 3.5% share in Tehran transportation 2019-06-29 18:36

    Bikes to hold 3.5% share in Tehran transportation

    TEHRAN – Bikes will carry out 3.5 percent of the capital’s total transportation, as the national document on bike transport development has proposed, deputy mayor for traffic and transport affairs at Tehran Municipality has stated.

  • Air pollution responsible for 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran 2019-06-23 18:37

    Air pollution responsible for over 4,000 deaths annually in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Some 4,000 to 5,000 of people residing in the country’s capital lose their lives per year due to air pollution, according to statistics published by the ministry of health.

  • Clunker, diesel cars elimination, gasoline vapor cut effective solutions to curb ozone pollution 2019-06-11 19:42

    Clunker, diesel cars elimination, gasoline vapor cut effective solutions to curb ozone pollution

    TEHRAN – Due to an increased concern about the influence of ozone emissions on human health and on the capital’s air quality, notably gasoline vapor emissions at petrol stations must be reduced, clunker cars should be scrapped and diesel vehicles also have to be discarded, Tehran Air Quality Control Company caretaker said.

  • Iran observes national environment week 2019-06-09 20:53

    Iran observes national environment week

    TEHRAN – The national environment week is being observed in the country from June 9-15, a few days after World Environment Day held annually on June 5, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday.

  • $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.