North-South International Transport Corridor scheduled to link Mumbai to Moscow via Azerbaijan by August


North South Transport CorridorMumbai to Moscow:  The first cargo train to make the journey from India to Russia via Azerbaijan on the new North-South International Transport Corridor will set off in August, the Chairman of the Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov said this week. From Mumbai, the train will be ferried to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas before heading up to Rasht by rail, where its containers will be transferred onto trucks and driven up to the Azeri city of Astara, before continuing its rail journey to Moscow.
Russia, India and Iran originally agreed to set up the corridor in 2000 with Azerbaijan signing up in 2005. It is ultimately expected to carry over ten million tons of cargo a year between Northern Europe and South-East Asia.

Source: Azernews