Monday, March 12, 2012

India to line up transport system in Central Asia via Iran

Transport system
India is manufacturing a concentrated push into Central Asia by taking accuse of a vital transport system through Iran into the area and beyond.

After receiving enthusiastic thumbs up from 14 stakeholder countries in the region in January, experts from all the countries will get together in New Delhi on March 29 to set concluding touches to the project known as the International North-South Corridor.

The project envisages a multi-modal move scheme that connects ports on India's west shore to Bandar Abbas in Iran, then overland to Bandar Anzali port on the Caspian Sea; thence through Rasht and Astara on the Azerbaijan border onwards to Kazakhstan, and further onwards towards Russia.

Once complete, this would join Europe and Asia in a single way -- expert’s estimate the distance could be enclosed in 25-30 days in what now takes 45-60 days through the Suez Canal.

The second comes in from Uzbekistan through northern Afghanistan, known as the Northern Distribution Network through which the US and NATO at present way 70% of their provisions for the ISAF services.

In the approaching expert-level meetings in Delhi, Indian officials expect to confirm issues of civilization and other profitable communications. India has now decided to offer all this knowledge.

But after the US and NATO outlet Afghanistan in 2014, India plans to expand this way to connection up with the Zaranj-Delaram road that enters Iran.