First freight train from India to Russia will start running in August

A freight train from India to Russia, passing through Azerbaijan is planned to start running by the end of this August.

A freight train from India to Russia, passing through Azerbaijan is planned to start running by the end of this August. RIA Novosti was told this during an interview with Javid Gurbanov, Head of Azerbaijan Railways.

This train route is part of the “North-South” project. In August, a freight train from Mumbai will arrive at the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, and then travel through Astara in Azerbaijan to its final destination in Moscow.

The “North-South” project is a multi-modal freight transport route with a total length of over 7,000 kilometers from Helsinki to the port of Mumbai, passing through Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran to India and Southeast Asia. During the first stage of this corridor, they are planning to transport five million tons of cargo annually, and in the future – more than 10 million tons of cargo each year. 

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