Stretching 14.5 kilometers (km), Hemmat-Karaj Freeway starts from the end of Shahid Kharrazi Highway in District 22 Municipality of Tehran and ends at the beginning of Chalous Road.
As reported, with this freeway going operational nearly 35 percent of Tehran and Alborz transportation traffic will be shifted to this route and consequently the traffic in the mentioned provinces will be significantly reduced.
The project started nearly 10 years ago and the first section of the freeway, extending as long as 5.5 km, was completed with $2.6 million of funding and went operational previously this year.
**A version of this article appears on the online version of Tehran Times on 2020-03-17, with the headline Rouhani inaugurates Hemmat-Karaj Freeway . Available at: https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/446219/Rouhani-inaugurates-Hemmat-Karaj-Freeway