Chabahar Free Zone official talks India's involvement in dev't of Chabahar railway

Construction Materials 25 August 2021 09:58 (UTC +04:00)
Chabahar Free Zone official talks India's involvement in dev't of Chabahar railway

TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.25


India's participation in Chabahar railway construction remained undone, the CEO of Chabahar Free Zone told Trend in an interview.

India was expected to invest in the International North-South Transport Corridor infrastructures so Nhava Sheva port in India would be connected to Chabahar and Anzali ports in Iran, said Abdolrahim Kordi.

There have been regular meetings with Indians and Russians for the development of the International North-South Transport Corridor, he explained.

"We have evaluated this route once by transporting cargo, if this route operates trade relations between India and Russia would change from the normal course of trade in the Suez Canal to a considerable amount of trade," he indicated.

The development of the North-South Transport Corridor is the factor that strengthens the role of Chabahar.

"There was a meeting between Iran, Russia and India specialist working group in past two months and representative of each side reviewed the issue of testing railway route and identifying obstacles for international transportation companies," he noted.

The most important feature of this corridor is combined transportation, meaning that cargos are transported via railway and partly by maritime route and land, Kordi added.

"The combined transportation needs good communication between organizations for solving obstacles and dividing responsibilities. Iran's railway has agreed to solve the communication problems between organizations since cargos are imported from sea to land and again enter maritime routes," he said.

Kordi went on to say that it would be limiting and a wrong policy to put all our eggs in the basket of one country it would slow the domestic economy in Chabahar and we become dependent on one country.