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Mechanized Track Laying of Hamedan-Sanandaj Railroad Underway

Mechanized Track Laying of Hamedan-Sanandaj Railroad Underway
Mechanized Track Laying of Hamedan-Sanandaj Railroad Underway

Mechanized track laying of Hamedan-Sanandaj railroad is underway — the former is the capital city of the central Hamedan Province and the latter is the capital of the western Kurdestan Province.
A ceremony was held last week to flag off the track laying, which was attended by Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami.
According to Deputy Roads Minister Kheirollah Khademi, the 150-kilometer railroad is part of the longer 420-kilometer Tehran-Hamedan-Sanandaj project. Once completed, Sanandaj will be linked to the national rail network.
“Kurdestan will be Iran’s 23rd province to be linked to the national rail network. The 270-kilometer-long section linking Tehran to Hamedan was inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani in May 2017. The route will continue westward by passing through Bahar and Lalejin counties in Hamedan [48 kilometers] and Qorveh and Dehgolan counties in Kurdestan Province to reach the provincial capital of Sanandaj [102 kilometers],” Khademi was quoted as saying by IRNA.
The official noted that the overall progress of the project, which has been defined in three phases, currently stands at around 50%.

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