Publishe Date: 8:18 PM - 7/2/2018 | Print

Minister: US exit from JCPOA not hindering rail contracts

Economy - Minister of Road and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said on Monday that in spite of the US exit from the JCPOA, international contract on rail transport industry in the field of electrifying route of Garmsar-Inche Boroun began executive work.

He made the remarks in an inaugural ceremony for operating of electrifying railway between Garmsar and Inche Boroun on Monday afternoon.

Akhoundi said this is a good sign for firmness of JCPOA that in spite of US threats, Iran succeeded to begin 1.2 billion euro contract with Russia, one of the partners in JCPOA.

He said the route has 31 stations and 95 tunnels and it was supposed that construction work to start on July 2, 2018.

The length of route is 495 kilometers and speed of passenger trains will be doubled and cargo train increases four folded.

Akhundi said this project will have plenty of benefits for four provinces of Tehran, Semnan, Mazandaran and Golestan.


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