EghtesadOnline: The Cabinet has decided to allocate €300 million needed to complete the railroad project connecting the southeastern port city of Chabahar to the eastern city of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan, both in Sistan-Baluchestan Province, from the National Development Fund of Iran, the country’s sovereign wealth fund.
EghtesadOnline: The key railroad connecting Mashhad to Tehran and Qom is to be equipped with 4G coverage, as per an agreement signed between mobile operator Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI) and the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR).
EghtesadOnline: The new railroad connecting the two Iranian provinces of Qazvin and Gilan was tested on Thursday. The maiden journey started from the city of Siah Cheshmeh and ended in Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province.
EghtesadOnline: A memorandum of understanding for carrying out feasibility studies on the construction of Jolfa-Poldasht-Cheshmeh Sorayya rail route stretching from East to West Azarbaijan provinces has been signed.
EghtesadOnline: Anzali Port in the northern Gilan Province will be connected, through a 3.8-kilometer rail route, to the national railroad system, according to the deputy minister of roads and urban development, Kheirollah Khademi.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi has invited Azerbaijan to join a new railroad that links the border town of Parsabad in Iran’s Ardabil Province to Mugan Plain in northwestern Iran and the southern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
EghtesadOnline: Between 6 million and 8 million trips are taken to and from cities to suburban areas in Iran every day, of which only 17,000 are by rail. This means the suburban rail system accounts for only around 0.2-0.3% of the suburban passenger transportation, Mir Hassan Mousavi, deputy for passenger affairs with the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, said.