LAHORE: Chairman Pakistan Railways Habib-ur-Rehman Gilani while confirming the news regarding restart of Trilateral Train said that it is starting from Istanbul on 4th March. He said that Pakistan Railways has decided to resume trilateral container train from March 4 to connect Pakistan with Iran and Turkey, while Railways Headquarters has issued instructions to finalize arrangements in this concern.
Chairman Pakistan Railways said that container train comprising on 24 containers of 40 ft will come to Zahidan after 180 hrs and its destination is Karachi which is yet to be confirmed.
Pakistan Railway will send its wagons at Zahidan from where trans-shipment will take place, while “DS Quetta is making arrangements for this purpose, he further added.
Chairman Told that the train will cover a distance of 6,566 km in the three countries and will cover a distance of 1,990 km from Islamabad and reach Iran, from where it will leave for Turkey via Tehran.
Senior Railway Officer Tahir Hassan Bukhari has been posted as the project’s focal person while the Railways Headquarters has notified fares for container trains. Hamdan Nazie, an official from Pakistan Railways said, “0.23 Euros per kilometer will be charged if goods container is 40 feet size and instructions have also been issued to launch print and electronic media campaign for the success of the project.”