Iran to import 3,000km of rails from Turkey, India
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 17
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will import three thousand kilometers of rails from Turkey and India.
Iranian Transport Minister Abbas Akhoundi said thousands of kilometers of railways will be built across the country, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on May 17.
"Importing rails will take 6-7 months," he said. "Importing rails is more economically justified than establishing rail production plants."
Regarding the Mianeh-Tabriz railway project, he said he will seek the Chinese investment in his next week travel to China.
On Friday, Akhoundi said an investor for the 200-kilometer railway will be introduced in the near future, Iran's IRNA news agency.
The route will include 9 stations, 7 tunnels, and 21 bridges. The railway is projected to carry 3 million tons of cargo and 4.5 million passengers per year.
Passenger and cargo trains will move at 160km per hour and 100km per hour speeds.