Missing Link in North-South Route Under Construction
Economy, Domestic Economy

Missing Link in North-South Route Under Construction

In a recent visit to the Damghan-Galugah highway which runs from Iran’s Mazandaran province to the northeastern Semnan province, the CEO of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company, Ali Noorzad, referred to the road as a route which will imminently create major changes in the transit sector.
Iran’s north-south route will ultimately connect Shahid Rajaee Port near the Persian Gulf to Amir Abad Port in Mazandaran. The road stretches 1300 kilometers long, taking shortcuts through some cities, and will eventually cuts the current route between the two important economical ports by 200 kilometers.
According to the CEO, a highway currently exists between Shahid Rajaee port and Yazd, where it will join up with the Damghan main road. The main road to Galugah is still under construction, Eghtesad News reported.  
Previously, the deputy of the company had stated that the difference between this road and others is that instead of running through Tehran it will take a detour and reach Mazandaran through Damghan and Galugah.
The minister of roads and urban development Abbas Akhoundi had also previously stated that this road would reduce fuel consumption by several thousand liters. The road will officially open in the near future, once the route between Damghan and Galugah is completed.
In addition to fuel consumption, the shorter route will in turn also reduce car dependency, environmental pollutants, and transportation time.
The last step in the process of the construction of the missing link in Iran’s north-south corridor is being finalized, one of the deputy ministers of roads and urban development stated.
The completion of this route is one of the main priorities of the ministry of roads and urban development.
Caption: In addition to fuel consumption, the shorter route will in turn also reduce car dependency, environmental pollutants, and transportation time.


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