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Pakistan-Iran goods train service resumed after derailment incident

Freight train service between Pakistan and Iran which halted after a train derailed in south western Balochistan Province, Pakistan, two days ago has been restored.  

At least six bogies of the freight train which was on its way to Quetta from Zahedan derailed Saturday near Dalbandin in the Chagai district.No one was injured in the incident, Pakistan Railways said.

According to railway sources, at least one derailment incident always takes place in the summer season which makes the condition of ageing railway tracks more dilapidated.

The freight train mostly carries cement, chemicals, and petrochemicals from Iran to Pakistan and some food and agricultural products to Iran.

It is to be mentioned here that operations of a freight train between Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey was expected to resume in early 2021 but the service yet to be started owing to various unresolved issues.


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