Travelling from Mumbai from to Moscow could be a reality very soon. Within the first freight train between both nations starting in August this year, travelling by train to Russia seems with reach. The goods train is part of a project called the “North South Transport Corridor”. This route has opened possibilities for passenger trains which may start in the near future.
According to an article published in The Russia & India Report, tonnes of cargo will be carried annually from Mumbai through Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Astara in Azerbaijan to Russia’s capital Moscow.
The transport route will extend from Finland’s Helsinki to Mumbai covering approximately a distance of 7,000 kilometres.
The goods train is expected to carry five million tonnes of cargo annually which in future may exceed to 10 million tonnes. Reportedly, two dry runs have been conducted on the rail routes from Mumbai to Baku through Bandar Abbas. The second run took place between Mumbai to Astrakhan.
This piece of news has raised hopes that one day people may get to travel to Europe and Russia through a rail route.