Iran to expand rail network

Business Materials 23 October 2012 18:30 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 23 /Trend G.Mehdi/

The Iranian national rail network will be expanded to 25,000 kilometers by the end of the calendar year 1404 (March 2025 - March 2026), IRIB quoted Roads and Urban Development Minister, Ali Nikzad as saying on Tuesday.

All the country's provinces will be connected together through the railroad network, he added.

On October 15, the Mehr News Agency quoted the deputy roads and urban development minister, Ahmad Sadeqi, as saying that some 11,000 kilometers of railway and about 3,000 kilometers of freeway are being built across Iran.

Nearly 850 kilometers of roads were built during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year, which began on March 20, he added.

Over 5,000 kilometers of highway and 10,000 kilometers of main roads are also being built, he noted.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways managing director Abdolali Saheb-Mohammadi has said that the national railroad network of Iran is now linked with Syrian, Turkish, and Turkmen railways.