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Modi government planning to run goods train from Mumbai to Europe

Modi government planning to run goods train from Mumbai to Europe pardesi news 1459247773

A goods train will soon run between Mumbai and Europe, blueprint all set to get cleared.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning to run the first goods train ever originating from Mumbai to Europe. The major route of the project is seen in South and West Asia, and Europe and Central Asia between the international trades, including the corridor of north of Bandar-e-Anzali, a city in Gilan Province in Iran, around the Caspian Sea region, crossing the north-west Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, passing through the south Iran, and to the south-east by Turkmenistan to Russia's Astrakhan and Astrakhan ocean way St. Petersburg, Russia is considered as the possible railway track. India is connected to this corridor from Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai. 

Recently, the Prime Ministers of India, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan and Indo-Iran Joint Commission met to audit the project, making it more fruitful and also acknowledging to remove all potential barriers.

The Indian government has also indicated enthusiasm to construct about 4,500 km route length tracks of High Speed Rail lines over the six corridors with a speed of 200 km/h. However, at the same time the high-speed rail (HSR)  is neither in service nor under construction anywhere in India. India has one of the largest rail networks in the world, but it presently does not possess any line assigned as high-speed railway. 

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