Iran’s Roads Minister Inaugurates Yazd-Eghlid Railway
Iran’s Roads Minister Inaugurates Yazd-Eghlid Railway
Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mehrdad Bazrpash, during a visit to the central province of Yazd, inaugurated the important project of the Yazd-Eghlid Railway Sunday.

TEHRAN (Iran News) –The Yazd-Eghlid Railway, a connecting route along the North East-South West and South East-South West rail corridors in Iran, is 270 km long and has 49 km station lines for 12 stations.

Some 245 km of this long project is in Yazd Province and 25 km in Fars Province.

This railway project provides the southwestern provinces of Iran with access to the provinces of Hormozgan, Kerman, Sistan and Balouchestan, South Khorasan, and Razavi Khorasan by reducing the rail distance by more than 310 kilometers, the roads minister said.

Among the aim of this project is facilitating rail freight transport from economic centers of active mines adjacent to the project, including Yazd dry port, Abarkoh’s Sarmad Iron and steel, iron ore concentrate, Abadeh refractory soil, etc.

Due to having a more than 30% return on investment, this project was the top priority for operation by the Islamic Republic of Iran Railway.

Transporting more than 3 million tons of freights in the first year of operation and more than 7 million tons in the 20th year of operation is expected.

Also, the transport of one million passengers in the first year of operation and 3 million passengers in the 20th year of operation are planned for this project.

In addition, the speed of the passenger train is 160 km/h and the speed of the freight train is 120 km/h.

Additionally, during this visit, 4157 housing units of the National Housing Movement Plan will be inaugurated.

  • source : tasnim