Flood-Hit Int’l Railroad in Northern Iran Reopens, Official Says
- May, 27, 2019 - 15:46
- Economy news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The managing director the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways announced that the international railroad connecting the northeastern city of Gorgan to the border city of Incheboron, which had been closed due to recent floods, has reopened.
With the endeavors of the staff and workers of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways in Golestan Province, the Gorgan-Incheboron railroad, which had been destroyed by the recent floods, was rebuilt and the route was reopened.
The official further said that seven parts of the railroad in Aq Qala in Golestan Province, have been reconstructed.
He added that with the reopening of the railroad, passenger and freight trains resumed their activities on the international route.
The train line, which is part of the Garmsar-Sari-Gorgan-Incheboron route, extends to Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan and links the Central Asia to the Persian Gulf and beyond.
Record spring rainfall that battered Iran earlier this year caused serious flooding in many areas of the country, mainly the provinces of Golestan, Lorestan, Khuzestan, Fars and Ilam, forcing thousands to leave their homes.
While residents in some western areas are still in need of relief aid, the Army Ground Force, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Basij have deployed forces, heavy military machinery, aircraft and boats to the disaster zones.