Road vs Rail: India Counters China’s OBOR With Freight Train to Turkey via Iran
As part of the plan, a demonstration run to cover the 6,000-km journey with a full load of goods will be conducted by June this year. The Indian government has invited railway officials of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Turkey for a meeting on March 15 to fine-tune the ambitious project. Indian government sources told Sputnik that most of the countries have expressed their consent for the demonstration run.
China had initiated a rail-freight service to Britain this January which covered more than 12,000 km (7,500 miles) in about 18 days, passing through Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.
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