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Track-Laying of Chabahar-Zahedan Railroad to Commence This Week

Track-Laying of Chabahar-Zahedan Railroad to Commence This WeekTrack-Laying of Chabahar-Zahedan Railroad to Commence This Week

The track-laying operation for the railroad connecting the southeastern port city of Chabahar to the eastern city of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan will be launched on July 7, in a ceremony attended by Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami.   
Chabahar-Zahedan railroad will include 34 stations and link the cities of Chabahar, Tis, Konarak, Nikshahr, Iranshahr, Khash and Zahedan along the way. 
With the new railroad track in place, 927,000 passengers and 2.8 million tons of cargo will be transported annually by the year ending March 2023. 
The average speed of freight trains on this route will be 120 km per hour whereas passenger trains will run at 160 km per hour. 
It will create jobs for 13,000, of whom 3,000 will be directly engaged in the project.    

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