Mianeh – Bostanabad line inaugurated

first_img#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#zoom inzoom outIRAN: Revenue services have started operating on the first section of RAI’s cut-off which is intended to shorten the Tehran – Tabriz route serving the northwest of the country. Full map of Iranian railways in the Railway Gazette Knowledge Hub.According to RAI Chief Executive Saeed Rasouli, the railway initially expects to operate three trains a week each way between Bostanabad and the capital.Completion of the cut-off will shorten the Tehran – Tabriz route by around 100 km compared to existing line through Maragheh. RAI expects to reduce the current 12 h journey time between the two cities around by 5 h 30 min. The new route is forecast to carry 2 million passengers and 7 million tonnes of freight over the next two decades. zoom inzoom outThe 132 km southern section of the new line, between Mianeh and Bostanabad, was formally inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani during a visit to the East Azerbaijan province on November 27.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#zoom inzoom outUnder construction since 2000, at an estimated cost of 5tr rials, the line has been built by the State Company for Construction & Development of Transport Infrastructure. It diverges from the existing 736 km Tehran – Tabriz route at Mianeh, 436 km from the capital, and runs through Turkman Chay and Tekmeh Dash. The remaining 71 km from Bostanabad to Tabriz via Basmenj is expected to open by March 2020.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

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Legislature Recesses Immediately After Opening

first_imgYesterday lawmakers agreed to a compromise budget deal, but with House Democrats refusing to budge on education funding and Medicaid expansion, the budget would only be partially funded. Democrats refused to add their support to drawing from the constitutional budget reserve. Legislators say they have no bills to consider, so they recessed until the Governor provides further direction. He has requested that they work through the state’s operating budget, consider Medicaid expansion and reform, and review legislation which would implement sexual assault prevention programs in Alaska’s K-12 schools. Governor Walker last night called the special session shortly after the Legislature adjourned from an extended session.center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Legislature gaveled in this morning for the Governor’s special session, then recessed almost immediately. Gov. Walker: “Not having a funded budget is a big deal, it’s a big concern, we have all said that this session was about working on the budget and then we’re going to work on the revenue side. And now we’re going to take the budget into the summer and into that whole process we’re going to need to talk about revenues and not still talking about the budget. So the budget has got to be funded, it’s got to be a funded budget, so that’s a very significant budget that we all have, to make sure we end this session with a funded budget.”last_img read more

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