Iran to add 700 km to its highways
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 19
Iran will add 700 kilometers to its highways by late May.
“Iran’s highway capacity will increase 700 kilometers by the end of winter or the end of spring in the next Iranian year [starts March 21, 2019],” said the Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami, Trend reports citing IRNA.
The minister inaugurated a railway project in the Bushehr and Shiraz provinces during his visit to Tangestan County in Bushehr Province.
Eslami noted: “Installing and connecting two railways, linking rail tracks in two provinces [Bushehr and Shiraz] are the effective projects that will improve the cargo transit.”
“Connecting Asalouyeh and Bushehr to railway network will have important impact on cargo and passenger transportation. Hopefully, the operation of railways will be supported by financing of a 450-kilometer railway that will transit cargo via the International North-South Transport Corridor,” he added.
The International North-South Transport Corridor is a 7,200-kilometer network for transportations between India, Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Central Asia and Europe.