The Construction of Tehran-Varamin-Garmsar Express Line to be started in Near Future
Managing Director of Tehran Metro Company Habil Darvish announced on Tuesday that the construction of Tehran-Varamin-Garmsar express line will be started in next few months.
“A new contractor for constructing the Garmsar line has been selected by Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company. The contractor is responsible for construction of Tehran-Varamin-Garmsar express line,” the Iranian manager remarked in an interview with local media.
“Studies and statistics suggest that the Tehran Metro will be able to transport millions of passengers from Tehran to Garmsar and vice versa every day. This project will play a key role in transporting people working in Tehran’s suburban industrial cities,” Habil Darvish said regarding the importance of Tehran-Varamin-Garmsar express line.
The Tehran Metro consists of four operational lines transferring more than 2 million passengers a day. The official operation of the Tehran Metro began in 1999.
In recent months, Tehran Metro Company was suffering from financial issues. “I kindly urge the Iranian government to allocate enough budgets to Tehran Urban and Suburban Railway Company in order to complete this line on time.” Darvish concluded. Tehran Municipality and the Iranian government are jointly running the Tehran Metro project.
Garmsar is located about 82 kilometers southeast of Tehran. About 10,000 Tehrani students leave the Iranian capital for Garmsar on daily basis to attend the classes of Islamic Azad University and Payam-e-Noor University of Garmsar.
Mohammad Reza Toloui is a Tehrani citizen studying in the Islamic Azad University of Garmsar. “It takes a lot of time for Tehrani students to attend classes in Garmsar. I spend almost four hours in this route three days a week.” Toloui told the Herald Boy.
At the 2006 census, Garmsar’s population was 38,891, in 10,951 families. It is the capital of Garmsar County, Semnan Province. Many people in the city commute to Tehran due to its proximity. Garmsar is also known for its high population of the educated and elite.