Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said his ministry plans to add some 1,500 kilometers of railroad to the country’s rail network by the end of the current administration’s term (August 2021).
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.