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East-West Transit Corridor's Golden Link Inaugurated

Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad will help save 16 million liters of fuel and reduce the damage caused by environmental pollutants by 140 billion rials ($1.2 million) per year
East-West Transit Corridor's Golden Link InauguratedEast-West Transit Corridor's Golden Link Inaugurated

The 132-kilometer-long Mianeh-Bostanabad railroad was inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani in Tabriz, the capital of East Azarbaijan Province on Wednesday.
The railroad is part of the longer Mianeh-Tabriz project connecting East Azarbaijan Province to the national rail network, IRNA reported.
The newly-inaugurated route is an important link along Iran’s East-West Transit Corridor—part of the famed Silk Road, according to the head of the Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company of Iran, Kheirollah Khademi. 
Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami says Mianeh-Bostanabad-Tabriz railroad is a “golden link” for the international transit corridors that pass through the Iranian territory.
“By expanding the rail network across the country’s northwest, we aim to increase cargo and passenger transport efficiency, connect to our western neighbors, namely Turkey and Azerbaijan, and accelerate cargo transits though international East-West transit corridors that stretch from Iran's northeastern and southeastern borders to Asia in the east and Europe in the west,” he said. 

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