Iran is set to introduce air taxi services before the current fiscal year ends in March 2020, a deputy roads minister says.
In a talk with Fars News Agency, Shahram Adamnejad added, “Before the current Iranian year comes to an end, we are set to introduce air taxi services.”
According to Adamnejad, the services will cover at least two areas. He did not elaborate.
Whether the services will be operated by a private company or a government entity has not been decided yet.
An air taxi is a small commercial aircraft that makes short flights on demand.
Kheirollah Khademi, the managing director of Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC), announced that seven prioritized railway projects with a total length of 1,660 kilometers will be inaugurated by the end of the Iranian calendar year 1400 (March 2022).
Two new airport development projects were inaugurated on Monday by President Hassan Rouhani, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami, Managing Director of Iran Airports Company Siavash Amirmokri and other officials via videoconferencing.
Head of Iran’s Budget and Planning Organization (BPO) announced that two sections of Zahedan-Chabahar railway are going to be completed by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2021).
Some retail service station suppliers in Germany are reporting an increase in fuel demand from motorists this week, following the easing of restrictions brought in to combat the spread of Covid-19. A rise in inland road fuel prices also points to increased consumption.
Crude prices in America’s oil capital are getting dangerously close to zero. Buyers bidding for crude in Texas, the birthplace of the shale revolution, are offering as little as $2 a barrel for some oil streams, a precipitous markdown from a month ago.
Atotal of 833,000 tons of essential goods were transported from five Iranian ports to the mainland from March 15 to April 4 by 35,000 trucks, the deputy head of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization said.