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Thursday, February 9, 2017

New Section of North-South Corridor to be Commissioned in March

A section of the North-South International Transport Corridor (ITC), will be commissioned in March, Saeed Mohammadzadeh, Iran’s Vice Minister of Roads and Urban Development said on Feb. 7.

The section comprises of a railway line connecting the Azerbaijani port of Astara to the neighbouring Iranian city of Astara, Mohammadzadeh said, during talks with Javid Gurbanov, Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC.

According to Mohammadzade, the construction of a railway station and terminal for transshipment of cargo in the Iranian port of Astara is going on at an accelerated pace.

The North-South ITC will connect northern Europe to India and Southeast Asia, and will serve as a bridge to connect the railways of Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia.

Source: Russia&India Report