Iranians to save over $30M per year thanks to Tehran-Shomal highway
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Over 86 million tons of fuel will be saved annually thanks to the commissioning of the first part of the Tehran-Shomal highway in Iran, Deputy Director for Construction and Energy Issues of Iran’s Mostazafan Foundation Manouchehr Hajje Delvei, said.
“Taking into account the current prices of gasoline (a liter of gasoline costs 10,000 rials in Iran - about 0.23 cents), about 1.3 trillion rials ($30.9 million) will be saved,” Delvei added, Trend reports referring to IRNA.
“After the commissioning of the highway, the travel time during off-peak hours will be reduced by an hour and a half, while during peak hours – by over three hours,” the deputy director said.
Delvei stressed that the tunnels of the highway were properly equipped.
The Iran-Shomal highway connects Tehran province with Chalus city in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province. The highway consists of four sections. The length of the first section is 32 kilometers, the second - 22 kilometers, the third - 47 kilometers and the fourth - 20 kilometers. The fourth section was commissioned in 2015.