Aussie freight major Aurizon keen on business with Indian railways

By Rakhi Majumdar, ET Bureau

KOLKATA: Aurizon, Australia’s largest railway freight operator, is on a recce of the Indian railways, drawn towards it by the Modi government’s thrust on a transformational improvement in railway infrastructure.

The company, which was born out of the privatisation of Queensland Rail’s bulk commodity business around five years ago, is looking at possibilities to engage in the country’s railway sector.

A team led by Aurizon chief executive Lance Hockridge was in Delhi and Kolkata in the past week to meet railway ministry officials and executives at top state-run companies, including power major NTPC and Coal India. More info

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