Iran to connect Caspian Sea region to Persian Gulf by railway
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Iran is taking important steps to connect the Caspian Sea region to the Persian Gulf by railway, Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development and Executive Director of Iran’s Railways Company Saeid Rasouli said.
“This railway starts from the Persian Gulf and will be connected to Azerbaijan within the North-South Transport Corridor,” the deputy minister said, Trend reports referring to Tasnim news agency.
Rasouli added that the Rasht-Astara railway is the part of the railway which has not been built yet.
"At the same time, the Rasht-Anzali railway and railway to the Caspian port will be built," the deputy minister said.
“The length of the Rasht-Astara railway is about 164 kilometers,” Rasouli added. “The Ministry of Roads and Urban Development and the Railways Company consider the construction of this railway as a priority.”
“The railway will stretch through the land plots some of which are owned by people,” the deputy minister said. “The compensation has been already paid to them. The implementation of the project will be launched soon.”
“A decision was made to commission the Rasht-Astara railway within two years,” the deputy minister said.