Iran, India discuss transit problems
Tehran, Iran, Jan. 7
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:
Tehran and New Delhi discussed the problems of transiting goods from India to Central Asian countries.
The issue was discussed during a meeting between a visiting delegation and Iranian Railways, Iran 's Fars News Agency reported Jan. 7.
Deputy Managing Director of Iranian Railways Hossein Ashouri proposed shortening the travel time of Indian cargos to three days from the previous figure of seven days.
The two sides also stressed on the need for expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
The Indian delegation is scheduled to visit Incheburun and Sarakhs rail stations.
Over 9.91 million metric tons of goods were transited via Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21-Dec. 21, 2014).
Mohammad Javad Atrchian, director general of Border Transit and Terminals of the Roads Maintenance and Transportation Organization of Iran, said 9.43 million metric tons of goods equaling 95 percent were transited by roads, showing a 10 percent rise compared to the same period of the preceding year.
About 12 million metric tons of goods were transited via Iran in the past Iranian fiscal year (ended on March 21), indicating a 4 percent increase year on year.
Edited by CN