Pakistan Iran rail service restored after 10 p.m. Yesterday, five bogies of a freight train from Zahedan, Iran derailed on its way to Quetta.
Railway officials said the freight train was sent to Quetta after the track damaged in the accident was repaired and restored.
Rail service between Pakistan and Iran due to dilapidated tracks and lack of maintenance leads to accidents and train accidents.
Last month, freight train service between Pakistan and Iran also remained suspended for 72 hours after a freight train from Zahedan derailed in Dalbandin area of Chagai district.
According to official sources, five boogies derailed, leaving routine train operations suspended for 72 hours.
It is worth mentioning here that the operations of a freight train between Pakistan, Iran and Turkey was supposed to resume in early 2021, but the service has not yet been launched due to various unresolved issues.
The rail service will link Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul (ITI), minimizing the duration of freight travel to these countries.
The total length of the ITI project is 6500 km which covers a distance of 2600 km in Iran, 1950 km in Turkey and 1990 km in Pakistan.