Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said Wednesday his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh.
India will help Nepal construct a rail link between capital Kathmandu and an Indian border town for smoother movement of passengers and cargo to the landlocked Himalayan nation, which neighbouring China is also trying to woo with a similar plan.
Malaysia’s government has said a major China-backed rail link project can only be viable with a “drastic” price reduction by the Chinese contractor as the actual cost of the venture is 81 billion ringgit (USD 20 billion).
The Raxaul-Kathmandu rail link has the potential of having a ‘transformational impact’ on the region. During the just-concluded visit to Nepal, termed “historic” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, he and his host, Nepalese Premier KP Sharma Oli,
Union Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation Vijay Goel on Friday said that India will have first cable stayed railway bridge on Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to visit India in late September to attend a ceremony for a high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology, government sources said Wednesday.
In a bid to match the strategic road and rail network that China has built along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India, railways minister Suresh Prabhu has laid the foundation stone for the final location survey of the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh rail line that would be the world’s highest rail link.
China and Pakistan have agreed to jointly modernise the 1,600-km long vital railway link connecting southern and northern Pakistan as part of a move to push forward construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina on Saturday jointly launched new rail and bus services between India and Bangladesh and restored an old rail link between the two South Asian neighbours following bilateral talks here.