(MENAFN) Iran was confirmed to be establishing metro lines covering 840 kilometers in big cities, as it aims to facilitate traffic congestion.
The news was announced by Iranian deputy interior minister in urban and rural development Mehdi Jamalinejad during an opening ceremony of two metro stations in Shiraz.
The Iranian official unveiled: "the construction of 840 kilometers of metro lines has been approved, out of which 294 kilometers have become operational."
The official noted that in megacities, 295 kilometers of the metro lines are being built, with the other 251 kilometers being under study.
Jamalinejad emphasized that megacities are suffering from growing population that is "the megacity syndrome".
He added that "in near future some 2,000 wagons will be delivered to megacities, alleviating many of the problems they face (in transportation)."