Rail traffic increases between Iran and Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA Türkiye – Ghulamhussein Veldi of the Iranian Railway Company said: “In the past two months, 120,125 tons of cargo has been transported to the Republic of Azerbaijan by train. This figure shows an increase of 81 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.” said.

The Astara-Astara railway line is part of the North-South project connecting Iran’s railways with Azerbaijan’s railway system. The length of the road is 10 km – from the city of Astara to the border with Iran and 2 km from the Iranian city of Astara.

Iran and Russia recently signed an agreement to build the Rasht-Astara railway, which is seen as an important transport network in the North-South corridor.

What is the North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC)?

The North-South Corridor is a major transit route designed to facilitate the transport of goods from Mumbai in India to Finland using Iranian ports and railways, through which Tehran plans to link Azerbaijan and Russia with other countries. Persian Gulf and India.

Between 2000 and 2002, Russia, Iran and India laid the foundation for the project. Then other countries joined the project. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Bulgaria were also included. This is supposed to be one of the most important transport initiatives in Eurasia, involving the countries of the Caucasus, Southern Europe, Western Asia and Central Asia.

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