Azerbaijan Railways CJSC will acquire 100.88 hectares of land for the construction of a railway within the framework of the North-South project, according to the decision made by the country’s Cabinet of Ministers.
The North-South international transport corridor will link Northern Europe and South-East Asia. It will serve as a bridge to connect the railways of Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia.
Initially, up to 3-5 million tons of cargo per year will be transported via the corridor, and the volume will increase up to 10-12 million tons in the future, according to preliminary estimates.
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC will acquire 50.44 hectares of land, 0.61 hectares of which are owned by the state, which are included in the construction of the railway section in the territory of Astara district of Azerbaijan till the border with Iran.
In addition, 8.53 hectares of land at the disposal of municipalities in Azerbaijan’s Astara, Archivan and Rudakanar towns, as well as 41.3 hectares of private property will be purchased for the state needs.
Azerbaijan Railways CJSC will have to carry out preparatory work for the purchase of land and submit their proposals to the country’s Cabinet of Ministers. The start of construction will be possible only after the category of these land plots is changed.