Tehran public transport to get price increase

Tehran Municipality has submitted its latest price lists for public transport in the city, according to a report in the Financial Tribune on April 15.

The new price lists take into account the cost of fuel and look to keep the price of commuting by public transport affordable for the population living in this large city.

Mohammad Karroubi, secretary of Tehran City Council’s Transportation Commission, says the bill allows for an average increase of 15% in ticket prices for the private bus fleet and 10% for public buses.

Taxi fares are also likely to get an increase in the coming weeks, with the current pricing structure likely to be overhauled. According to the newspaper report, the set pricing structure for commuting by the so-called “direct taxies” will now take into account the distance travelled rather than set prices from point-to-point.

Price increases for public transport in Tehran is a not a new thing and happen on a yearly basis. The average increase for citywide taxies is usually between 15-20% taking into account the increasing costs of car ownership for the individual taxi drivers.



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