The authorities said after the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) meeting that they expect the Istanbul-Tehran-Islamabad (ITI) train to resume operations. The national railway companies of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan have mutually agreed to resume normal operation of ITI container trains. According to the report, all requirements of the Railway Triad have been met.
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At the 10th joint meeting in Istanbul, Turkish Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoglu informed the Trilateral Economic Group that the ITI railway project will be restarted next year.
— Pakistan Railways (@PakrailPK) November 15, 2020
Until recently, various test journeys have been carried out, but transportation routes have not been standardized through infrastructure development. Now, the continuous changes in the diplomatic situation between these three countries have allowed the railway business to resume. All three countries agreed on uniform tariffs and a stable timetable.
The ITI framework was first launched in 2009 and exists in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). Currently, these three countries are actively promoting the availability of trains to ensure that trains run as quickly as possible