MAPNA Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tehran Metro on the extension of the capital’s subway to Eslamshahr, a working district in the southwest.
The MoU was inked on Monday, October 18, 2021, in a ceremony attended by Eslamshahr Mayor Mohsen Hamidi and CEO of MAPNA Rail Construction and Development Company Reza Javaheri.
The agreement was signed under an EPCF (engineering, procurement, construction and financing) scheme, stipulates the engineering, procurement and installation of electrical and mechanical equipment of Eslamshahr subway project as well as facilitating the project’s funding.
According to Hamidi, the number of daily urban travels in Eslamshahr exceeds 250,000 and the nearest subway station is 17 kilometers from the county’s central area.
As a result, Eslamshahr Municipality has declared the plan to extend Tehran Metro’s Line 3 by another 15 kilometers, which will be carried out in two phases with 10km and 5km length, respectively.
The project extends Line 3 of Tehran subway from Azadegan Junction to the southwest and calls for building two new stations, one at Chahardangeh and the other at central Eslamshahr.
Projects like expansion of the subway to downtown Eslamshahr are expected to make life easier for the millions who use public transport because it’s cheaper, faster and cleaner.
The subway project will also help reduce the capital’s air pollution and ease traffic jams it has been struggling with for years.