The Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) train will resume operations from 4th March 2021 after nine long years.
The national railways of Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resume regular operations of the ITI container train. As per reports, all requirements for the railway triad have been fulfilled.
Announcing the news via Twitter, the Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce, Textile, Industry, and Production, and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood, informed that the ITI Freight Train would complete a one-side trip in 12-days, with a capacity to move 750 MT of goods.
Here’s the tweet:
…and will go a long way in facilitating movement of goods between Pakistan, Iran & Turkey. I congratulate @AzamSenator for making this possible. I call on our exporters to take benefit of this alternative route & mode of transport and contact MOC for any facilitation. 2/2
— Abdul Razak Dawood (@razak_dawood) March 2, 2021
Initially launched in 2009, the ITI framework exists within the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). Currently, all three countries are actively promoting the project for swift operations from 4th March 2021.