Feb 25, 2020 11:28 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Apr 01, 2020 22:16 Asia/Tehran]

Speaking on the sideline of the inauguration of Phase 1 of Tehran- North Freeway, Iran President said that the people of Iran will not beg and yield to the enemies.

Iran Press/Iran News: Extending his congratulations on the arrival of the Holy month of Rajab on Islamic Calendar, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that the people of Iran will not beg and yield to the enemies and sanctions have not been able to affect the will of Iranian engineers, workers, and managers for completing the important Tehran-North Freeway project. 

He stated, "All revenues received from Phase 1 will be spent for the construction of the second phase and one route of the second phase is expected to be put to operation until the end of the government’s term of office".

he 32-kilometer-long Tehran-North freeway has cost 10 trillion Toumans.

According to the people in charge of the project, Tehran-North Freeway has been built to the highest standards and is considered to be the safest road in the country and a unique Freeway in West Asia.

The existence of high standard long tunnels, together with advanced jet fan ventilation system, access tunnels, special bridges, and concrete cladding are among the main features of the freeway.

With this phase of the freeway starting operation, the current Tehran-Karaj-Chalus route will become approximately 60 km shorter.

The Tehran-North Freeway is perhaps one of the most notorious projects in Iran, as it is above 20 years under the construction. It also is a mega project consists of four phases spanning 121 km in total.

The phases 2 and 3 of the freeway, with 30 percent of physical development, are still under construction. These two phases pass through mountainous terrain, are not easily accessible and will take longer to complete.

The phase -4, which is 20 kilometers long and connects Marzanabad in Kelardasht District to Chalous (both in Mazandaran), was inaugurated in March 2014.


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