Three new subway lines will be fully
operational by summer, the managing director of Tehran Urban and Suburban
Railway Operation Company said on Friday.
Subway tunnels to the total length of 100
kilometers and 24 subway stations have been completed in the current Iranian
calendar year, ending on March 20, 2017, YJC quoted Habil Darvish as saying.
Tehran Municipality has spent more than 60
trillion rials (nearly $1.5 million) on subway development projects over the
current year, he added.
He went on to say that soon 100 kilometers of
subway line will come into operation in Tehran and the plans for subway lines
of 9 and 10 will be discussed afterward.
The five operational subway lines with the
total length of 188 kilometers, 107 stations and 1256 wagons deliver some three
million rides on a daily basis in Tehran and link south to north, east to west
and are gradually covering more neighborhoods.
Delivering over 800 million rides this year
the subway system has helped cut some 1.4 million tons of harmful emission in
Tehran over the past 11 years, minimized air pollution and resulted in 4.5
billion liters less petrol consumption over the same period.