Training session for Indian Railway officials on high-speed trains held at IIT Kharagpur

Source:  articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com

KOLKATA: Training sessions and lectures on the high-speed railway were organised for the Indian Railway officials at IIT Kharagpur after government planned to introduce such corridors across the country.

A short-term course was initiated last week by the International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) programme, where four international faculty members from University of Illinois and University of Tokyo along with IIT faculty gave lectures on high speed rail system.

India is currently considering two corridors for high speed trains.

While Japan is conducting the feasibility study for the bullet train project in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor, China will do the same for the Delhi-Chennai route expected to begin by early next year.

“The course had 40 participants mainly from Indian Railways and Railway PSUs,” In-charge of the Centre for Railway Research at the IIT, Prof Subhransu Roy said. More info

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