Railway system needs to be progressively modernised: Ahamed

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.

PTI



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

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