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Double-Decker Bus, Police Station: Tehran Takes Steps to Attract Tourists

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Authorities in Tehran have announced the creation of a special police station which will be designated to help foreign tourists. The Iranian capital will also introduce double-decker buses to take visitors around showing them the main tourist routes.

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Deputy at the tourism affairs office of Tehran Ali Rafee said that a special police station will be set up to help foreign tourists. This was discussed during the tenth meeting of the commission on tourism and its development in Tehran, according to ISNA news agency.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of the city administration responsible for security, law and order.

Ali Rafee further said that the special police station will become a center, which will cater to foreign tourists and guide them if they face any trouble while visiting Iran.

According to Rafee, at this stage the project has already been approved and soon the city council with support of the Chief of the Organization Department for cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism of Iran and the Security Department and Law Enforcement will choose the most suitable place to build the site.

The deputy also said that the city authorities are planning to start regular tourist routes run by a double-decker bus, known in the world as Hop-on Hop-off.

One such bus was bought by an Iranian businessman in Sweden and it is currently undergoing customs procedures.

There are also plans to hold talks with Iranian car manufacturing plants in order to build six more such buses by March next year.

Among other initiatives taken by the city authorities, there is the introduction of specific standards for travel agencies that organize tours to Tehran.

For example, the tour guides will be required to have the official permission of the city police and have the legal authority to be guides.

Tehran is one of the major tourist destinations in Iran as it is home to about two thousand historical sites.

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