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Procurement of critical equipment for Chabahar development filised'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 7: Indian Ports Global Ltd (IPGL) has filised the procurement of critical equipments such as rail-mounted gantry crane for the development of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port, an official statement said on Monday. “IPGL has filised procurement of critical equipments such as rail mounted gantry crane, and is close to filising orders relating to rubber tyre mobile crane, MT container handlers, truck and tractor trailers containers and related equipments,” it said.

This came as Road, Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was on a visit to Iran, representing India at the iuguration of Hassan Rouhani as President for a second term. Gadkari, who also met Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Abbas Akhoundi, emphasised during the meeting emphasised on the need to develop rail connectivity from Chabahar to Zahedan, and said that the MoU with India in this regard may be extended. “The issue of ratification of the trilateral transit agreement between India, Iran and Afghanistan was also discussed. While India and Afghanistan have the agreement, Iran is yet to do the same,” said the statement. (IANS)

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