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10/15/14

Iran's metros will lead to petrol consumption drop of 680m liters: Official

Source: Tehran Times

The development of the metro systems of Iran's major cities is expected to increase the number of journeys from 880 million to 2.8 billion per year in the next 10 years, according to Iranian Fuel Conservation Company Managing Director Mohammad Mehdi Rahmati.


A metro station in Tehran

The Oil Ministry development plan, which aims to reduce petrol consumption by 680 million liters, is expected to be studied and further evaluated by the High Council for Economic Affairs, Rahmati said on Tuesday.

He went on to say that the policy of public transport development will include the major cities of Tehran, Mashhad, Tabriz, Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Ahwaz, Qom, and Kermanshah.


Tehran Metro

The development of Iran's subway systems in the next 10 years will reduce the consumption of gasoline by 680 million liters, oil by 99 million liters, and natural gas by 415 million cubic meters, he noted. Rahmati added that the development of metro systems will also reduce the emission of greenhouse gases by 235 tons per year.

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