Turkey invited to upgrade Quetta-Zahedan railway line

Islamabad, March 1, IRNA - Government of Pakistan has invited Turkey to collaborate in upgradation of Quetta-Taftan-Zahedan rail track, Radio Pakistan reported.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad made the offer during a meeting with Turkish ambassador to Pakistan Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul in Islamabad on Friday.

Earlier the minister had told Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost that Quetta-Taftan-Zahedan rail track will be upgraded on fast track basis.

“Collaboration in improving the rail network between Pakistan and Iran will be in the mutual interest of both the countries,” Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said.

Quetta-Taftan Railway route is one of four main railway routes in Pakistan, operated and maintained by Pakistan Railways. The line begins from Quetta station and ends at Koh-e-Taftan station.

The total length of this railway line is 325 kilometers. There are 23 railway stations from Quetta to Koh-e-Taftan. The line then crosses into Iran and extends to Zahedan.

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