SLAP ON CPEC: MUMBAI-MOSCOW TRAIN CORRIDOR by 2017-2018

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India`s North South Transport Corridor overtake Pakistan CPEC, 1st freight train Mumbai to Moscow left on August 7th, 2016.

A new railway route from Russia to India, via Azerbaijan, will soon be built, Javid Gurbanov, the Chairman of Azerbaijani Railways CJSC told journalists.

Sohbet Mammadov, correspondent of Nezavisimaya Gazeta in Azerbaijan, writes that Gurbanov said that within the North-South Corridor, freight trains would run all the way from St. Petersburg and Helsinki to India.


A "window" to the Indian Ocean


The Chairman of Azerbaijani Railways said Azerbaijan will meet the first train following this path in the coming weeks. Gurbanov said the route of the first train would be from the Indian city of Mumbai, on by ferry to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, thence by rail to the Iranian city of Rasht. Because there is no railway line to Iran’s northern border, the cargo would be delivered by truck to the Azerbaijani border town of Astara, where it will again be placed on rails and continue to Moscow. The new route will be tested for the first time, actually constituting the route of the North-South corridor project.

In the meanwhile, Azerbaijani Railways has swiftly carried out work on construction of their section of the road; a little more than eight kilometers; from Astara to the Iranian border.

Nadir Azmammadov, spokesperson for Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, said recently excavation work on a seven km stretch of the future railway line has already been completed. Along with this, “pile foundations have been sunk to a depth of 32 metres for 24 towers, and supports for two spans of the railway bridge that will cross the Astara River are ready.”

“About 100 pieces of equipment are being used on this section of the new railway line. So far, 280,000 cubic meters of sand and gravel have been laid, and 14 sewage drains are being built, seven of which are already finished. At the same time, work is being carried out to transfer power lines and gas pipelines and residential premises that run through the territory”, the spokesperson said.

The speed of work has been expedited because Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has instructed the builders that building bridges and laying the railway line to the Iranian border must be complete before the end of this year. This deadline was set by the heads of Azerbaijan and Iran. After the railway link is ready, they will announce the commissioning of the first stage of the North-South project.

Russia, Iran and India signed an agreement on building a North-South International Transport Corridor on September 12, 2000, in St. Petersburg. The Agreement entered into force on May 21, 2002. Azerbaijan joined the convention in September 2005.


North–South corridor will compete with the Suez Canal


The North-South project, involving the construction of a railway line, promises greater economic benefits through improved connectivity, compared with other international transport routes. This project will create conditions for more efficient and swift shipment of cargo between the Persian Gulf and Europe, which will have major financial advantages.

Local analysts say the North-South transport corridor offers great opportunities for all participants – the sending countries, the receiving countries, and the transit countries. The North-South corridor will become a multi-modal transportation route for passengers and goods travelling between St. Petersburg and the Indian port of Mumbai.

According to preliminary estimates, the capacity of the railway in the first stage will amount to 1.4 million passengers and 5 to 7 million tons of cargo per year rising to 15 to 20 million tons in future. A total of 22 railway tunnels and 15 bridges will be built along the railway track.
 

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Pakistan cannot sustain Indian counter economy policies.
 

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Nacho bc......................
Somebody call our paki terrorist prostitutes here
 

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If I can dig it out; one of my conversation with Late @Ray sir, I purposed the same, as it will be rather cheap and risk free to increase trade volume (the word I used was saturation) via sea route to Chabhar port. It will add more strength to Modi govt's initiative of upgrading ports as ports are already gone towards profitable side of balance after decades of losses.
 

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Azerbaijan is a shia muslim country ....................ally of Israel -turkey & enemy of Iran-Armenia .................Israel has invested billions of $ in Azerbaijan's oil fields .......they are Fighting & killing Armenians Christians .........................Armenians are supported by Russia .............

Azerbaijan is a pro pakistaani country too .

Go to facebook page of Defence.peeke ...........................there are so many supporters of Pakistaan from Azerbaijan .

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it would be a very challenging project for Indian-Russian diplomats .



agar kargil war mein POK pe kabja kar lete to itni problem na hoti ..........

 
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IS there any map to check the route of the train ? Will there be Passenger trains ??? :D
 

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Hope mother Russia comes and tear apart uncle Sam..............
It is the dream we all dream. And Russia is not alone in this struggle. The whole world will land on US shores and teach them a lesson, never to be forgotten.
This will be the ultimate war, war of the millennium.
 

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It is the dream we all dream. And Russia is not alone in this struggle. The whole world will land on US shores and teach them a lesson, never to be forgotten.
This will be the ultimate war, war of the millennium.
First Uncle Sam teaches China a lesson
Then Putin teaches Uncle Sam a lesson
 

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IS there any map to check the route of the train ? Will there be Passenger trains ??? :D


Ferry - Iranian port - Truck - Rail - Azerbaijan - Russia

What a multimodal odessey!?

At a glimpse of the above map do u still believe the jenius idea would work, :biggrin2: in a cost + operational perspective, needless to mention the incomplete Azerbaijan road section, and geopolitics...?

And Azerbaijan: Economic recession
Expected budget revenues will be reduced by 25.1 % from the expected rate for 2015, and decline by 20.84 % from the real 2014 figure. Expected national budget expenditures will drop by 22.9 % from 2015 and by 13.07 % from 2014.

The budget deficit for 2016 is forecasted at 1.698 billion manats ($1.621 billion) or 2.9 % of the GDP.

The Finance Ministry as well expects the share of the oil sector to comprise 53.5 % of general budget revenues for 2016, a substantial decrease from the 65.3 % expected for 2015.
 

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IS there any map to check the route of the train ? Will there be Passenger trains ??? :D
It's not a direct train route. It's from Mumbai port to Iran port via sea, then via Iran to Russia. Like @spikey360 said, if Baluchistan is liberated, we can access the port there and cut down on the ferry time. Or if Sindh and Baluchistan are both liberated, we can have a direct route. The POK route seems risky even if POK is militarily liberated because those rat minded people who don't want India to get connected with Central Asia will create other problems elsewhere and it will stretch our resources. Right now, this route runs through strong nations who can withstand US bullying, and we don't have to pay for protection of the train. When it passes through Iran, the Iran revolutionary guard will take care of it and then Russia will. If we had passed it through POK after liberating POK, the US still has lots of options to hit us using the Central Asian militant proxies, and the nations of Central Asia are not strong enough to provide protection to our train, they are struggling with their own security.
 

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Ferry - Iranian port - Truck - Rail - Azerbaijan - Russia

What a multimodal odessey!?

At a glimpse of the above map do u still believe the jenius idea would work, :biggrin2: in a cost + operational perspective, needless to mention the incomplete Azerbaijan road section, and geopolitics...?

And Azerbaijan: Economic recession
The route is worth it for one solid reason and that is that it is not just intended to reach Russia, it will be our link to Europe as well. So, connecting Europe would have been a long route anyway. This kills two birds with one stone. We get to connect to Russia, and Europe and avoid the turbulent Central Asian countries completely.
 

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It will cut down costs and let our products be more cheap in the markets where we have to face competition with Chinese goods.:biggrin2:
 

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Ferry - Iranian port - Truck - Rail - Azerbaijan - Russia

What a multimodal odessey!?

At a glimpse of the above map do u still believe the jenius idea would work, :biggrin2: in a cost + operational perspective, needless to mention the incomplete Azerbaijan road section, and geopolitics...?

And Azerbaijan: Economic recession
Still scores better than defunct state of Pakistan which has always been in the state of political flux. Your CPEC is in Baluchistan, a disputed territory and you will probably be hit very hard by terrorist activities which will be starting there soon.
Also note, your jewel CPEC runs thorugh POK. What happens when we reclaim PoK? Ever think of that, genius?
 

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props to china for making porkyland completely dependent on them :D

It would be fun to watch BLA freedom fighters making a mockery out of CPEC
 

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