The government on Wednesday said it remained engaged with Iran on the modalities of implementing the Chabahar-Zahedan railway project as well as other developmental initiatives in the Gulf nation.
Responding to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan also referred to an agreement signed between India and Iran on the project during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to that country in 2016.
“India and Iran remain engaged on the modalities of implementation of Chabahar-Zahedan railway project, and other development projects in Iran,” the minister said.
“During the visit of the Prime Minister to Iran in May 2016, an MoU was signed between Indian Railways’ IRCON and Iranian Railways’ CDTIC (Construction & Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company) for construction of the Chabahar-Zahedan Railway project,” he added.
In the Union Budget for 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made an allocation of ₹100 crore for the development of the Chabahar Port.