In order to introduce the capacities of the Northern Railway and to express the importance of comprehensive development of the railway, a joint meeting was held between the General Director of the Northern Railway and the representative of the people of Sari in the Islamic Consultative Assembly.
According to the Public Relations Department of the Northern Railway, in this meeting, the General Director of the Northern Railway, while introducing the benefits of rail transportation, spoke about the problems facing this industry in the country and said: Due to the importance of railways in the country’s economy, it has been considered by the officials. The most used system in the field of fuel consumption (1/7 compared to the road) is the reduction of air pollution (1/20 compared to the road), has the ability to carry a lot of goods, passenger movement, etc., considering the use of the transport fleet Railway is one of the most economical means of transportation, it has a great impact on reducing the price of goods and facilitating and streamlining travel. He called the support of the members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly for the infrastructure projects in the field of railway development and modernization of the country’s rail transport fleet very important and said: The support of the people’s representatives in the parliament will definitely increase and the development of the railways will move at a more favorable pace and will be able to compete with the developed countries.
Also in this meeting, Dr. Ali Asghar Yousefnejad, the representative of the people of Sari in the Islamic Consultative Assembly, emphasizing the use of railways as green transportation, considered the railways as one of the axes of development and said: railway capacities should be introduced to provincial and national officials. The members of the Presidium of the Islamic Consultative Assembly announced that the members of the Assembly will support the projects that will cause the growth and prosperity of the country’s economy, and the need to create a railway line in the coastal belt for rail connection. He emphasized to Gilan province and said: “One of the demands of the people of the region is to increase the number of suburban trains due to the welcome of passengers.” Certainly, the support of the delegates for the railway development plans will provide a good ground for creating employment, increasing the public incomes of the people, economic transformation as well as foreign investment.