A new section of Israel’s railway network, the Konkan, is scheduled to be opened to passenger traffic this summer.
The project is slated to cost $20 billion, according to the Jerusalem Post.
A total of 12 routes will be built to connect the capital with Haifa, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza.
The Israeli railway is among the most advanced in the world.
As the country has been forced to diversify its economy, the country is rapidly expanding its rail network.
Israel has built new stations on several major routes to accommodate a growing number of riders.
The Konkan route was proposed to serve an estimated 1.7 million passengers annually, according the Jerusalem Business Times.
This is expected to be more than double the amount of people expected to travel in the Konkans area of service.
An international consortium is already constructing a second line that will serve around one million passengers a year, according Israel’s Ministry of Transportation.
The new Konkan lines will also open up the country’s busiest highway, the Mavi Marmara, for passenger use.
The entire Konkan railway system is expected be operational in 2020.
The capital will have two new trains and three more trains will be added in the coming years.
Construction of the Konksan line began in 2006, and it will run from the eastern end of Jerusalem to the western end of Haifa.
The route will take nearly one hour to travel between Haifa and Jerusalem.
In 2020, the Israeli Ministry of Economy plans to complete the construction of the project, which will connect Haifa with Jerusalem, as well as expand the service from the capital to the West Banks.
The completion of the line will be one of the first major rail projects in the country since the construction was halted in 2014.
According to the ministry, the new railway will allow passengers to reach Haifa within three hours.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport says that the line, which is slated for completion by 2020, will be the “first-ever intercity rail link connecting Haifa to Jerusalem and the West Bayshore.”
The line will also serve the central and northern West Bank and Gaza, according an Israeli transport ministry statement.
The first Konkan train, which opened in January, was meant to connect Haifes northern border to the Israeli capital.
The second train will run in the same direction.
In addition to opening up Haifa’s borders, the project also aims to increase travel between the capital and the cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
According the ministry’s announcement, the expansion of the service will make it possible to bring more people into the city, with a total capacity of over 4,000 passengers a day.
The expansion of service will also benefit the Israeli economy, with annual operating income expected to reach $25 billion.
The government says the Konken line will not only connect HaIFA with the capital, but also allow it to be integrated into Israeli society.
“This is an important step forward for the entire country,” says Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett.
“The future of the Israeli railway will be linked to the future of Israel.”