India, France to strengthen cooperation in railway sector

India, France to strengthen cooperation in railway sector

India and France on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening their cooperation in the field of railways and agreed that mutual collaboration and exchange of expertise will benefit both countries.

In a bilateral meeting, Minister of Railway Suresh Prabhu and France’s Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries Alain Vidalies decided to share their experiences regularly “in order to address the common challenges”, a release said.

India has over 66,600 km of railways and over 7,000 stations. It is focused on safety, speed up-gradation, renovation and improvement of stations, passenger amenities, freight transport and network de-congestion.

On the other hand, security and improvement of the facilities is a constant concern in France, which has 30,000 km of railways, more than 2,000 km of High Speed tracks and about 3,000 stations. Read More…


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