Monday, 25 October 2021 10:38 GMT

Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad freight train expected to re-open in 2021

(MENAFN) The Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) freight train, a critical railway in Turkey's region, estimated to re- open in 2021, has set a positive atmosphere for those in the business world.

The train that links three countries and provinces in two weeks from end to end was initially inaugurated in 2019 but was postponed in 2011 as a result to a number of holdups in Pakistan.

As 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles) the railway is in Turkey, 2,603 kilometers (1,620 miles) in Iran and 1,990 kilometers (1,230 miles) in Pakistan.

At the 10th edition of the Economic Cooperation Organization's (ECO) Transport and Communications Ministers Meeting, participants planned to re open the railway in the present year.

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