Rasht-Astara Railway and INSTC

  • In May 2023, Russia and Iran have signed an agreement to construct the Rasht-Astara railway in Iran as a component of the International North- South Transport Corridor (INSTC).
  • This railway is considered a crucial connection. within the corridor, aiming to link India, Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, and other nations through railway and sea transportation.
  • The Rasht Astra Railway is a 162-kilometer railway connecting Rasht (Iran) and Astara (Azerbaijan) on the border.