Railways may discuss safety with Chinese officialsSeptember 27th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian Railways is likely to discuss with its Chinese counterpart issues related to safety, modernisation and maintenance and running high-speed trains, official sources said Monday.
Sources said Railway Board chairman Vinay Mittal, who is a part of the Indian delegation for the first India-China strategic economic dialogue in Beijing, was expected to discuss safety of tracks, modernisation of signalling systems and running of high-speed trains with Chinese railway officials.
Sources said keeping in mind the need for high-speed trains in the future, the Indian Railways can learn from China.
“Both countries operate large railway networks and can share common concerns,” said a source.
In the previous decade, the total number of average passenger and freight trains run daily by the Indian Railways increased by 30 percent.
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