11 Asian countries rail link talks underway in Delhi

New Delhi

A multi-nation conference on trans-Asia connectivity has opened in New Delhi to explore the possibility of a rail freight service connecting India onward with Iran and Turkey via Pakistan.
The two-day event brings together railway and custom officials from Afghanistan, Iran, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia, and India along with government officials, policy-makers and experts.
Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday addressed the conference, highlighting the need for rail connectivity for the development of the region.—Agencies

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