Chabahar Port: India, Iran’s plan to build railway link faces hurdles

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, ET Bureau

NEW DELHI: Iran’s offer to India to help build a rail link to connect the strategically located Chabahar Port (which Delhi is helping to expand) with the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project faces hurdles over terms of contract, a development that would need political intervention for a quick resolution.

Tehran has offered a proposal to Delhi to help build over 500-km-rail link from the Chabahar in Southeast Iran to connect with Zahedan, capital of Sistan-Baluchistan province.

Zahedan is connected with the main Iranian railway network and the proposed rail link when concluded will join Chabahar with INSTC and provide access to Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and beyond. More info



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