Economy & Politico

Tehran-Mashhad high-speed rail on agenda

Tehran (ISNA) – After Isfahan-Qom-Tehran high-speed rail as one of the strategic infrastructural transport projects in Iran, Iranian Transport Minister informed of the start of the initial studies for Tehran-Mashhad high-speed rail.

Iran Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Rostam Ghasemi in his provincial visit to Mashhad on 27-28 October, informed of launching studies for the Tehran-Mashhad high-speed rail.

The initial study is to be finalized in two months, he added.

Isfahan-Qom-Tehran high-speed rail, as one of the strategic infrastructural transport projects in Iran, is currently under construction since 2015.

Moreover, as another important infrastructural project, the construction of an airport city in Mashhad is also under study. The project is the second important project in Mashhad with national importance.

The deputy transport minister and head of the Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructure Company of Iran, Kheirollah Khademi, also said that construction of 1300 km highways in Razavi Khorasan Province with 30 percent development will be completed in 3 years.

Khademi also informed of two freeways projects in this province. One of these projects will be financed with a 70% share from Khatam‑al Anbiya as the investor and 30% from the government. The government provides its share through land acquisition and land barter.

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