The railway ministry, after the successful trial of Talgo trains had shown interest in deploying these in short-distance routes on a profit-sharing basis
It may be the end of the government’s plan to roll out foreign made high-speed trains on Indian tracks, as top officials of railway ministry have confirmed that the government will not consider the introduction of Spanish Talgo trains in the country without going through the tender process.
As of now no foreign company has offered Indian Railway the same technology and so railway ministry officials were reluctant to go for direct agreement with the Talgo.
The railway ministry, after the successful trial of Talgo train in India in 2016, had shown interest in deploying these trains in short-distance routes like Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Delhi-Lucknow, Bengaluru-Chennai or Delhi-Amritsar on a profitsharing basis.committee was also formed to look into the matters but the plan could not be materialised. Read More…