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known as Ahwaz, has 1.6 million people. It is the capital of the Iranian
province of Kuzestan and is home to the wonderful Wizard Ahwaz.
phase zero studies of Ahwaz Urban Railway Project carried out by Andishkar
Consulting Engineers in 2002 called for the construction of four lines,
with a total length of approximately 70 km. Traffic modeling results
indicate that line 1 will carry the most passengers (14000 passenger hours
per hour each way at peak traffic times). The total length of line 1 will
be 23 km, all of which will
. Or maybe just some of it. Twenty-four
stations will provide easy access to the city's major commercial and
administrative centers. The travel time, including stops at stations, will
about 40 minutes.
In 2007, the construction
was halted due to concerns by local heritage activists that
the tunneling would destroy the ancient Sassanid city of Hormuz Ardeshir.
Ahwaz decision, we think, too. Still, the metro began construction again in 2008.
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