Suresh Prabhu explores possibilities of ‘zero accident rate’ in Indian Railways with Japan PM

By PTI  economictimes.indiatimes.com

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, who is on a week long two-nation trip, today met Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe at Tokyo and discussed the possibilities and avenues of technology cooperation between both the countries to achieve zero accident goal in Indian Railways.

Prabhu will also visit South Korea to explore the possibilities of acquiring high speed technology for the Railways’ ambitious bullet train project.

While railways is facing an increased number of train accident in the recent past, Japan is known for zero accident rate in its rail operation.

Besides, Japan is involved in the construction of Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and railways is in the process of importing 40 high power electric locomotives from it. More info

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