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Iran-Afghanistan Rail Linkup in Autumn

Iran-Afghanistan Rail Linkup in AutumnIran-Afghanistan Rail Linkup in Autumn

Khaf-Herat railroad project is scheduled to be launched this autumn (Sept. 22-Dec. 20), says the deputy head of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company, affiliated with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Some 80 kilometers of the 220-km-long railroad are in Iran and the remaining 140 kilometers stretch from the common border to the Afghan city of Herat.
“The project has made 92% progress so far in the Afghan territory. As for the Iranian part, track laying on the route is underway,” Abbas Khatibi was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.
Besides the 80 kilometers located within its own borders, Iran has committed to the construction of 60 kilometers of the Afghan segment of this rail project.
Work on Khaf-Herat railroad started in the fiscal 2007-08. The project is part of Iran-Afghanistan rail corridor. 


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