Indian Railways join hands with China to increase train speed

Source: www.dnaindia.com

In a significant development, Indian Railways on Thursday joined hands with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping signed total 12 memorandums of understanding (MoU), including cooperation in rail sector. Under the MoU for Railways, both sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in the railway sector in speed-raising on the identified route and studying feasibility of cooperation in bullet train projects among others.

The MoU signed by Chairman Railway Board Arunendra Kumar and Administrator of China’s National Railway Administration Lu Dongfu also envisages heavy-haul transportation training of Indian Railway personnel and redevelopment of railway stations and setting up of a Railway University in India. Railways have identified Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore section for speed raising to 160 km per hour with help from China. More info

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