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The Rasht-Caspian railway was inaugurated on Thursday morning in the presence of Iranian and Russian officials, reports Mehr News Agency.

The huge project was opened in the presence of Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber and his accompanying delegation, as well as the Russian president's aide Igor Levitin.

Located in Gilan Province in northern Iran, the Rasht-Caspian railway project is part of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), which connects the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea by rail.

According to the Telegram account of Iranian IRGC television, the length of the last section of this railway line is 1,468 kilometers. The deputy prime minister of Azerbaijan was also present at the opening ceremony.

According to the aforesaid source, tons of cargo from Central Asia and Russia will move through this railway line to reach the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean.

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