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Chabahar-Zahedan Railway Line

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    World Affairs
  • Published
    16th Jul, 2020
  • In 2016 India and Iran signed an agreement to construct a 628 km rail line from Chabahar port to Zahedan, along the border (Zaranj) with Afghanistan.
  • It is a part trilateral agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan to build an alternate trade route to Afghanistan and Central Asia.
  • The entire project would be completed by March 2022, and that Iranian Railways will proceed without India’s assistance.
  • Iran will be using approximately $400 million from the Iranian National Development Fund.
  • The development comes as China finalizes a massive 25-year, $400 billion strategic partnership deal with Iran.