India launches its own transcontinental plan a so-called North-South Transport Corridor with the aim to improve transport communication between Iran, Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia, Inosmi.ru reports.
In fact, this project is a multimodal transport corridor, with a length of 7,200 km. It provides for a trade route from India to Russia, linking the Indian ocean, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea. The goods will be transported from the ports of Jawaharlal Nehru and Kandla in the Western part of India to the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran and then by road and railway via Baku to Moscow, St. Petersburg and beyond.
In prospect, the second route can be laid along the Western coast of the Caspian Sea, and via a new railway linking Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran. In the end, it will be integrated into the transnational corridor.