Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Amir Kabir Tunnel in Tehran, newly constructed

Newly constructed and open to public traffic: the Amir Kabir Tunnel in Tehran

Two-way urban tunnel intended to reduce traffic congestion near the old Tehran bazaar

Interior detail of the 3 km long Amir Kabir Tunnel in Tehran, leading to Imam Ali Expressway. Traffic direction toward the old Tehran bazaar reserved for public mass transportation.

Iranian municipal construction workers assembled at the commencement ceremony

Municipal emergency tow-truck vehicle: an Iranian built Zamyad Z24 (Nissan Junior, 3rd generation)

Namesake statue at the Amir Kabir Tunnel in Tehran

Another public municipal construction success for Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, on hand at the commencement ceremony.

Photos: Mahdi Marizad at Fars News Agency


Anonymous said...

I like the brick at the entrance just which it went all the way down instead of that white tile. Also the statue of Amir Kabir would have been better if it was a full statue. Other than that hopefully it deacreases some traffic

Anonymous said...

Tehran has had 2 good mayors one is Ghalibaf the other was the late Nikpey in the 70s.

Anonymous said...

Ghalibaf has won a number of international awards:

12 December 2008: World Mayor award, 8th Best Mayor
12 December 2010: World Mayor award, 12th Best Mayor
12 December 2011: World Mayor award, 3rd Best Mayor

Anonymous said...

very nice tunneling. very prudent.

Anonymous said...

I just came back from Tehran. The improvement in traffic is very much visible. Other than some side streets which are usually filled with cars, when you are on highways you feel you are in Europe ! A foreign friend who has spent two year in Tehran said, though, that "driving in Iran is grossly impolite". I was somewhat annoyed by this comment but after a few days I agreed with him. Mr. Mayor: You have a great job on building highways and tunnels but could please embark on a program of teaching the drivers to respect others and obey traffic laws ?!
G. A. in California

Anonymous said...

People are very slowly learning to stay in their lanes. I think its because the cops are starting to give citations more for not doing so. For the most part in the video below you see its definately improved significantly.

Anonymous said...

The difference between the two is that Ghalibaf is a thug and murderer.