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Ghadir Freeway Inaugurated

Tuesday، 23 February 2021 | Article Rating
MRUD NEWS—Ghadir Freeway project, as Tehran and Alborz southern bypass, is inaugurated on 25 February 2021. The freeway is 158 km long and 37 m wide. It is a six-lane freeway in two directions. The project began 4 years ago as a priority for the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.

It stretches from Abyek in Karaj-Qazvin Freeway to Charmshahr in Qom-Garmsar Freeway.

The project is intended to increase the safety along the route with highest standards as it directs traffic from Tehran and Karaj Metropolitan cities outside the urban areas. This provides a safe and vital link to the corridors leading to Tehran and has a considerable share in developing green transport and decreasing air pollution.

Ghadir Freeway is located within north-south and east-west international corridors and passes through Qazvin, Alborz, Markazi, and Tehran. So it is expected to have effects on national economy via freight transit in a transnational sphere.

It intersects all the freeways of the west, south, and southeaster leading to Alborz and Tehran Provinces.

Sustainable development demands comprehensive and balanced growth which takes into account the needs of future generations socially, politically, economically and environmentally. Transport infrastructures are one of the multi-faceted indices of development that will ease commercial, industrial, agricultural, and service activities nationally and internationally. In this sense, Ghadir Freeway is expected to promote sustainable urban development as it provides easier access to four major provinces and rural areas along the way.

Environmentally, the project is expected to decrease the traffic of Tehran and hence the associated costs including fuel consumption and air pollutions (greenhouse gases e.g. carbon dioxide) especially in populated Tehran and Karaj, since it will cut the traffic of vehicles which their origins and destinations of their travel are not specifically these two metropolitan cities.

Economically, development of transport infrastructures facilitates transactions and access to domestic and international markets. The new freeway will function so as it completes north-south transport corridor and play a role in connecting east-west corridor stretching from Bazargan Border in the West to Sarakhs in the East (traditional Silk Road). Ghadir Freeway is along this corridor providing access to Qazvin, Alborz, Markazi, and Tehran and affects on transport relations within Iran and among regional countries.   

 

 

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