Railway system needs to be progressively modernised: Ahamed
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 15:37
New Delhi: With ever-growing traffic density and demand for high speed trains and safe services, railway system needs to be progressively modernised, Minister of State for Railway E Ahamed Tuesday said.

"The railway system has to be progressively modernised and infrastructure built up. There is no alternative to this. Constant interaction between Railway and industry and periodic exchange of information would only help in this endeavour," he said at a function here.

Ahamed said Indian Railway's Vision 2020 document presented in Parliament in December 200 9 had focussed on inclusive development of railway system.

"Substantial network expansion, adequate line capacity generation and zero tolerance for accidents besides advanced signalling and telecom systems undoubtedly form the very core of each of these target areas," he said inaugurating an international convention on modern railway signalling and telecom systems.

The five-day convention, jointly organised by Institute of Railway Signal and Telecommunication Engineering and Institute of Railway Signal Engineers, is being attended by various stakeholders from the country and outside.

Railway Board Member (Electrical) Sudesh Kumar said Railway signal and telecommunication technology was on the brink of a revolution and hoped the convention will help Railways meet some of the projects envisaged in the vision document.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 15:37

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