Iran’s rail transit of goods jumps by 95%
Tehran, Iran, June 8
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The transit of goods by rail has improved by 95 percent in Iran over the previous Iranian fiscal year, which ended on March 19.
The transited goods during the period reached 435,000 tons in weight, Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Transit Committee Mohammad Qaravi told IRNA on June 8.
The official said the improvement in the rail transit rate was caused by a range of actions, including a discount of 30 to 40 percent to rail transit, prioritizing cargo wagons over passenger wagons, conducting studies to find major cargo-sending spots around the country, and others.
Qaravi hoped that through a trilateral agreement among Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan on the transit via the Incheh Boroun border point, the railway in the area will see improvement in cargo traffic.