Private rail mfg. firms given two-year deadline to overhaul wagons: official

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Deputy Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Hossein Ashouri said that private rail manufacturing companies were given moratorium for two years in order to renovate aging cars.

A two-year moratorium had been given to private sector rail manufacturing companies two years ago for repairing dilapidated wagons but unfortunately, objective of the said issue was not materialized, he maintained.

Turning to phasing out the aging wagons, he said that privately-funded rail manufacturing firms were given moratorium for two years in order to overhaul worn-out cars, he reiterated.

Two years ago, Islamic Republic of Iran Railways ordered private sector rail manufacturing companies to repair the aging wagons according to a prescheduled program.

Phasing out all cars, aged above 30 years, is not the main policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, rather, it has been decided to overhaul the dilapidated cars as practiced in advanced and developed countries.

He lashed out at the lackluster performance of private rail manufacturing companies in dereliction of their duties in the course of two-year deadline given to these companies for overhauling the worn-out wagons and said, “with the studies made in this regard, it was decided to repair the dilapidated cars.”

In conclusion, Deputy Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Hossein Ashouri said, “in this regard, private rail manufacturing companies requested Islamic Republic of Iran Railways to give more moratorium for phasing out the wagons, aged above 30 years, so that this proposal is underway.”

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