Roads & Terminals
Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22) to register a 13.33% and 0.66% growth in tonnage and number of trips respectively compared with the similar period of last year.
According to Gholamhossein Daghaghaleh, Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization's director general for cargo transportation affairs, close to 349,000 trucks in Iran handled goods transportation during the period under review.
"Waybill figures show the average weight of cargo carried by each truck over the six-month period increased to 15.1 tons from last year’s 14.5 tons, which shows a rise in road fleet productivity,” the official was quoted as saying by the news portal of the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization is affiliated to the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development.
Transportation of essential goods from Iranian ports via road amounted to nearly 11 million tons in H1, which shows a 30% growth year-on-year.
The number of passengers using road-based public transport services has increased to 100 million in the nine Iranian months ending Dec. 21 from 92 million during last year’s corresponding period, says an official with Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization.
Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said his ministry plans to add some 1500 kilometers of railroad to the country’s rail network by the end of the current administration’s term in office.
More than 800,000 tons of commodities have been exported to Central Asian countries via railroad from Sarakhs Border Terminal in the northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21), registering a 58% surge compared with the corresponding period of last year.
The Iranian Transportation Minister announced that an important rail passage between his country and neighboring Afghanistan will be ready in the next 100 days as construction of a key cross-border line is nearing completion.
The Indian state-owned aluminium giant Nalco is planning to re-evaluate its expansions plans, as per the words of Chairman and MD Sridhar Patra which came on 27th December’19. He upfront refused to provide details as the planning has to be placed before the board for further approval.
Iran’s Transportation Minister Mohammad Eslami announced that his country will receive three new passenger planes in the near future despite the fact that the US unilateral sanctions are barring foreign companies and entities from selling anything related to civil aviation to Tehran.