Iran commenced construction of North-South railway project

Iran begins construction of North-South railway project: Iran begins construction of its own section of the railway line that will connect the country to Russia and Azerbaijan
Construction of the Iranian section of the North-South railway line connecting Russia and Azerbaijan to Iran was started.
According to the news agency Azeri Trend, Iran's ambassador to Baku, Mohsen Pakayin made statements about the subject. The Iranian diplomat said the construction of the new railway line was being carried out at an accelerated pace.
. The line between Iran and Azerbaijan will be completed this year and the Kazvin-Rasht section will be completed in 2017. At the same time Raşt-Astara railway construction will also be done. Aynı
The total cost of the Kazvin-Rasht-Astara line, which is part of the North-South project, which will connect Northern Europe with South-East Asia and is expected to be part of the Iranian, Azerbaijani and Russian railway lines, was announced as 400 million dollars.
According to current estimates, the annual capacity of the railroad will be 1,4 million passengers and five million to seven million tons of cargo. 22 tunnel and 15 bridge will be built on the new railway line.
The first step of the North-South railway line is planned to carry six million tons of cargo per year and 15-20 million tons per year in the future.

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