Official talks opening of Tehran-Shomal freeway in Iran

Transport Materials 16 December 2019 15:37 (UTC +04:00)
Official talks opening of Tehran-Shomal freeway in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.16


The Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Iran Mohammad Eslami, announced that the Tehran-Shomal (North) Freeway will be inaugurated in February, Trend reports citing IRNA.

“More than 3,000 people are working round the clock to complete the freeway,” Eslami said at a news conference on the sidelines of the Transport and Logistics Exhibition in Iran.

Eslami expressed hope that the first section of freeway will be opened as soon as the management system is in place.

Referring to the toll rate on the freeway, he said that the toll rate on this freeway will vary, depending on the hours.

Pointing to the physical development of section 2 and 3 of the Tehran-North freeway he said that those would require some $4.7 billion to be completed.

He pointed out that construction of the Tehran-North freeway began in the 1990s.

Freeway 3, or more commonly known as Tehran-Shomal Freeway will be a freeway in Northern Iran, connecting Tehran to cities of western Mazandaran. Currently section 4 is in service and section 1 has been under construction for over twenty years.

Progress at sections 2 and 3 is stalled due to various reasons, mostly because of poor management.