Railway Operations Between Iran And Afghanistan Will Start Soon
Iran’s Urban Development and Roads Minister Kheirollah Khademi expected train operations between Khaf-Herat to begin shortly. It is believed that this operation can start by the end of the Autumn. It is expected to cost a total of 2500 billion Toman.
Earlier this month, Iran’s Minister for Development also said that the Western-Eastern Railway Corridor would connect China, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan directly to Iran with the operation of this 220-km-long railway route. According to him, the railway expects 6 million tonnes of luggage and 1 million passengers per year.
The aforesaid rail route is part of the Iran-Afghanistan Rail Corridor, which started in 2007-08. The railroad connects Iran’s eastern city of Khaf with Afghanistan’s western district of Ghoryan.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also hoped to strengthen the trade agreement with neighboring countries, including Afghanistan, by the introduction of this railroad.