Tehran to close kindergartens over air pollution

An emergency committee meeting on Sunday will decide whether government offices and other centres should also be closed.

hidden November 10, 2013 10:19:14 IST
Tehran to close kindergartens over air pollution

Tehran: An alarming level of air pollution has forced authorities in the Iranian capital city to shut down kindergartens and elementary schools Sunday, it was announced Saturday.

Tehran to close kindergartens over air pollution

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The emergency committee of Tehran will hold a meeting Sunday to discuss and decide on the air pollution in Tehran, reported Xinhua, citing Hossein Karimi, an official in the Tehran Governor's Office.

At the meet, a decision will be taken whether government offices and other centres should also be closed, the official added.

Iranian government and parliament in recent years have made several efforts to solve Tehran's air pollution problem, including passing laws to urge for safer fuel and to replace old, inefficient cars with new ones.

Also, the Iranian government announced plans to decentralise policies in the country in a move to slow down the accumulation of people and industries in the capital to a considerable degree.

However, the plans were left unimplemented for unannounced reasons.

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