Iran to launch Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Nov. 25
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will inaugurate the Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad in East Azerbaijan province on Nov. 25, said Kheirollah Khademi, the Iranian deputy minister of roads and urban development, Trend reports referring to Mehr news agency.
This railway is a part of a bigger Mianeh-Tabriz rail project connecting East Azerbaijan province to the Iranian national rail network, the report said.
Khademi noted that a 132-kilometer route will make the Tehran-Tabriz journey approximately 114 kilometers shorter, reducing the travel time by five and a half hours.
In recent years, the Iranian administration has ramped up efforts to boost the country’s railroad industry.
The project is aimed at reducing the costs and the time of railroad and maritime deliveries between the countries located along the route.
According to reports, the transportation of 2 million passengers and 7 million tons of cargo has been targeted via the Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad over the next two decades.
The Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad is also envisaged to create 200 direct jobs. Furthermore, 16 million liters of fuel will be saved annually through cargo and passenger transportation via this railroad.