Deputy minister talks railways to be commissioned in Iran

Transport Materials 27 January 2020 20:48 (UTC +04:00)
Deputy minister talks railways to be commissioned in Iran

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:

Over 1,000 kilometers of railways will be commissioned in Iran during two years and a half, Iranian Deputy Minister of Road and Urban Development Khairullah Khademi said.

Khademi made the remark at the Forum of Railway Transport and Opportunities at the Tehran University of Science and Technology, Trend reports referring to IRIB.

“The length of the Chabahar-Zahedan railway is 620 km,” the deputy minister said. “The funds were allocated from the National Development Fund for the construction of this railway.”

“The length of the railway between Sanandaj city of Kurdistan province and Hamadan city of Hamadan province is 151 kilometers,” Khademi added. “The infrastructure of this railway is being created and the funds have been allocated.”

“The length of the Miyaneh-Ardabil railway is 175 km and the construction of this railway advanced by 82 percent,” the deputy minister said.

“During the past three years, 970 kilometers of railways were commissioned in Iran and the railways in five provinces have been connected to the central railway network,” Khademi said.

"An agreement on the production of 3,300 kilometers of rail tracks was signed with the Iranian Esfahan Steel Company," the deputy minister said.