Israel's Nature Authority Says Planned Eilat Train Route Will Derail Economy

As National Roads Company puts final touches on a plan to install a double-track cargo and passenger railway that will link Eilat with central Israel, the Nature and Parks Authority warns the plan could cause billions of shekels in damage.

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority says the plan to build a railway line to Eilat will be unprofitable economically and cause billions of shekels of damage to the national economy.