UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1783
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21.09.2020
CHABAHAR-ZAHEDAN RAIL PROJECT
1783. SHRIMATI PRENEET KAUR:
Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:
(a) whether India has lost the Chabahar-Zahedan Rail Project, and if so, the details thereof;
(b) the status-quo of the MoU signed between IRCON (Ircon International Limited) and CDTIC (Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company) as of present day; and
(c) whether IRCON is disengaged from its obligations of developing the Chabahar-Zahedan Rail Project and if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]
(a) to (c) During the visit of the Prime Minister to Iran in May 2016, a 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. The two sides remain engaged on this matter.
India and Iran continue to cooperate on developmental projects in Iran, including the Chabahar-Zahedan railway line.