Date: 04 August 2021 ، the watch 02:58
News ID: 10266

Iran’s freeway network to reach 3,100 km in coming weeks

Iran’s Transport and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Eslami announced that the country’s length of freeway network will be increased to 3,100 kilometers in the coming weeks.

As announced two weeks ago by the deputy minister, there is currently 20,000 kilometers of highways and 2,500 kilometers of freeways across the country.

Back in May, Kheirollah Khademi, who is also the managing director of Iran's Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC), had announced that 440 km of freeways and 1,200 km of highways are going to be added to the country’s road network by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2022).

The official noted that the ministry prioritized the completion of nine major freeway projects which would have the biggest impact on the country’s transportation and transit operations over the past two years and these projects have had average progress of more than 70 percent so far.

Khademi stressed that the completion of 221 km of freeways in the previous year was achieved despite the fact that the annual freeway construction in the country has been 80 km.


Source: Tehran Times