New traffic scheme for Tehran

Financial Tribune – A new scheme for curbing traffic and air pollution in the central parts of Tehran has been planned, the director of Tehran Municipality’s Transport and Traffic Organization says.

Mohsen Pourseyyyed Aqaei also told ISNA, “The new scheme named Air Pollution Control will replace the odd-even rule on June 22, which was introduced in 2005.”

APC was proposed by Tehran Transportation Council, after a protracted debate among environmentalists and urban planners about the odd-even rule that has been in place for more than a decade.

According to experts, the old scheme has failed to deliver.

As per the odd-even rule, cars can enter the designated “restricted zone” on alternate days, depending on the odd and even number of the license plate.