Rasht-Caspian Railway to Be Inaugurated This Week

Rasht-Caspian Railway to Be Inaugurated This Week

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Rasht-Caspian Railway Project in Iran’s northern province of Gilan will be inaugurated on June 20, 2024.

It will be launched in a ceremony to be attended by Iran's Acting President Mohammad Mokhber, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mehrdad Bazrpash, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev, Governor of Astrakhan Oblast Igor Babushkin and the ambassadors of the neighboring countries.  

The project will bring considerable benefits to Iran and regional transport networks. Upon operation of this rail project, which is part of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), the Persian Gulf will be connected to the Caspian Sea via rail, the website of Iran's Ministry of Roads and Urban Development (MRUD) reported.

The 37-kilometer Rasht-Caspian Railway completes the Qazvin-Rasht rail route and connects the city of Rasht to the Caspian Sea.

Located in the northern part of Iran, the primary purpose of the Rasht-Caspian Railway is to enhance connectivity to facilitate transportation and trade links between Iran and the Caspian Sea region northward and to the railway network southward. It provides a more efficient and cost-effective mode of transportation for freight and passengers. 

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