The railway project linking Afghanistan with Iran will be completed by March 2018, an Iranian official has said.
Hossein Ashouri, the deputy head of Iran’s railway company for operation affairs, has said that the rail has reached the borderline while the Afghan section is expected to be completed by the end of the upcoming solar year, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported Saturday.
He added that infrastructures have been completed in the Afghan side though pavement lines need to be constructed.
The rail link covering 191 kilometres starts from Khawaf region in Iran and ends in Afghan city of Herat. Afghanistan’s section covers 114 km.
It is the first railroad between the two neighbouring countries, whose annual trade hits billions of dollars annually.