India interested to invest in Iran’s southeastern rail project
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iran has spent about $142.6 million on construction of a railroad in the southeastern regions of the country, connecting port-city of Chabahar to Zahedan, a high-ranking official said.
The Iranian deputy transportation minister, Kheirollah Khademi, has said that the construction project in Sistan and Balouchestan province has been completed by 30 percent, IRNA news agency reported.
Speaking at a meeting with Indian envoy to Iran, Saurabh Kumar, the Iranian official echoed plans to connect the Islamic Republic’s railway to Afghanistan.
Kheirollah Khademi added that the constructors are expected to place 100 kilometers of rail by March.
In his turn, Saurabh Kumar said that his country is interested in investing in the Chabahar-Zahedan railway and representatives from his country will visit the project in order to study opportunities for investment.