Indian Railways join hands with Czech for semi high-speed Train
New Delhi: With an aim to get expertise in running semi high-speed Trains and modernising signalling system of Railways, India Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Czech Republic.
The MoU was signed between Indian Railways and Czech Railway for technical cooperation in the field of railway sector, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
Indian Railways, which has plans to run semi high-speed Train, will benefit from the technical expertise of Czech on the project.
Currently, Railways is on a project to increase Train speed to 160 km per hour between Delhi and Agra. Once the Delhi-Agra project is successful, it plans to explore possibilities of increasing the speed to 200 km per hour.
The potential cooperation areas between the two countries also cover automation of freight operations, station development and workshop modernisation.
The MoU is valid for a period of three years and can be extended for successive periods at one year a time.