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High-Level Railway Board Delegation Visits China & Japan
Jul 08, 2015

With a view to giving further fillip to International bilateral Cooperation in Railway Sector, a four- member high level delegation led by Chairman Railway Board A.K. Mital was recently on an official visit to China and Japan. 

  • During their visit to China, the delegation held discussions with Head of National Rail Administration of Chinese Government on the ongoing cooperation with Chinese Railways in the areas of speed raising, heavy-haul operations, training and other related issues in terms of the MoU signed between the two Railways. 

  • It also visited the modern Railway stations at Shanghai and Beijing and the coach manufacturing unit of Chinese Railways who are supplying state-of-the-art metro coaches to Kolkata Metro. 

  • The Indian side discussed the modalities for expediting various activities to ensure their scheduled delivery. 

  • In Japan, the team held discussions at apex level in Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport and other top ranking functionaries of the Japanese Government regarding the progress of India’s Western dedicated freight corridor and the joint feasibility study of Mumbai-Ahmadabad high speed corridor and other issues of mutual interest.
     
  • The Western dedicated freight corridor is being mostly financed by Japan. 

  • In both countries, the delegation had first-hand experience of technical details of high speed rail to which Government has been attaching a lot of importance. 

  • The visit would help further work in technological upgradation and modernisation of Indian Railways and may also in time help bringing in high speed rail to India with technical and financial assistance from appropriate sources.


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