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Tehran to close kindergartens over air pollution

IANS | Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 15:52

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

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 Tehran`s 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 air pollution problem in Tehran, including passing laws to urge for safer fuel and to replace old, inefficient cars with new ones.

Also, the Iranian government announced plans of decentralising 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.

First Published: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 15:52

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