Delegations from Iran, Russia, Belarus and India participated in the fourth meeting of a railway working group in the Azeri capital city on the development of the western route of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
The inauguration of a railroad connecting Mianeh to Bostan Abad, both located in northwestern Iran, was postponed due to the demise of President Hasssan Rouhani’s sister, Sediqeh Fereydoun, on Sunday, said a deputy roads and urban development minister.
Iranian Deputy Minister of Roads and Urban Development Saeed Rasouli announced that his country will soon start track-laying operations for 40 kilometers of Astara-Rasht railroad which will link Azerbaijan’s Southern city of Astara with Iran’s network.
Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said the country has signed a contract with China to implement a project to electrify the main railroad connecting the capital, Tehran, to the northeastern city of Mashhad.
A member of Aras Free Zone Organization board of directors declared signing of a €700-million memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct the railway of Jolfa-Nurduz-Qolibeyglou in East Azararbaijan Province.
Close on the heels of the launch of a new shipping route connecting three Indian ports with Chabahar, Iran is eyeing the construction of a gas pipeline and a railway link to Zahedan to boost activities at the strategic port, Iranian officials said on Monday.
Connecting Syria's railroad to those of Iran and Iraq are among Damascus' priorities as part of the country's strategic framework to forge ties with neighboring states, said the Syrian transport minister.
The Italian government aims to decide by the end of May whether to complete a deeply divisive high-speed rail link between the French city of Lyon and the northern Italian city of Turin, Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli told Reuters.