Baghdad: Ring railway project goes ahead
The Iraqi ministry of transportation announced the start of the implementation of the ring railway project around Baghdad.
Engineer Faris Mahmoud Hamndi, the head of the engineers at the General Company Of Railways, said that the project will be connected to main railroads in the country.
He revealed, according to Almendhar newspaper, that the project requires the building of 112 km double railroad around Baghdad. According to him, transportation trains will not be allowed in Baghdad. The passenger trains, however, will go into Baghdad via special tunnels.
Engineer Hamndi expressed his hope that this project will be beneficial in alleviating the traffic jams inside the capital, reducing car accidents, minimizing environmental pollution and increasing the capacity of goods transportation.