Saturday, 20 July, 2019

Iran mulling to construct Tehran-Isfahan express railway within 3 Years

Iran says it is mulling to build an express railway from the capital Tehran to the central city of Isfahan.

The managing director of the Iranian Railway Company (RAJA) announced that the country plans to build Tehran-Isfahan express railway within three years.

‘RAJA should take steps to construct express railways for short routes to encourage people to use rail transportation’, Tasnim news quoted Mohsen Pourseyed Aghaei as saying on Sunday.

‘A line of credit has been opened for the Tehran-Isfahan railway project in line with this policy’, he added, saying that the railway will be inaugurated in three years.

The deputy minister also emphasized that efforts are underway to turn 2000 kilometers of the country’s railway network into double-track railway.

President Rouhani’s administration, which took the office in August 2013, has ramped up efforts to boost the country’s railway industry.

Pourseyed Aghaei had earlier announced plans for electrifying Tehran-Mashhad line, which stretches some 900 kilometers, saying it would allow for faster trains, save energy and increase the number of train passengers to 32 million people a year.

Once completed, the rail route could accommodate electric trains running at 200 km per hour, traveling between the two cities in 6 hours.

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