Iran eyes to link Persian Gulf with Caspian Sea via railway

Transport Materials 23 November 2020 14:41 (UTC +04:00)
Iran eyes to link Persian Gulf with Caspian Sea via railway

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 23

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

The Persian Gulf will be connected to the Caspian Sea via railways with the launch of the Rasht-Anzali railway line in the Gilan Province (northern Iran), Deputy Director of Iran’s Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company (CDTIC) Abbas Khatibi told Fars news agency, Trend reports.

The deputy director emphasized that the length of the railway line from Rasht city to the Caspian port in Anzali city will be 37 kilometers.

Khatibi added that 22.9 trillion rials (about $545 million) has been spent on the construction of this railway line so far, and there is currently a 25-percent progress in construction of the railway line.

“The railway line will be put into operation in the second month of next Iranian year (from April 21 through May 21, 2021) with an investment of more 4 trillion rials (about $95.2 million),” he said.

Khatibi also noted that there is a total of 13,900-kilometer length of railways in Iran at present. In addition, 3,350 kilometers of railways are under construction.

At present, the additional observations are being conducted in connection with the construction of 6,310 kilometers of railways.