Rly delegation to visit China, Japan
Aiming to boost International bilateral Cooperation in the Railway sector, a four-member high-level delegation, led by Railway Board chairman AK Mital, is going to China and Japan beginning on June 12. Earlier, the visit was scheduled in <g data-gr-id="15">May,</g> but was postponed due to disruption of rail traffic in northern and western India due to Gujjar agitation.
During its visit, the delegation will hold discussions with the head of the National Rail Administration, China, on cooperation with the Chinese Railways in areas of speed, heavy-haul operations, training and other issues related to MoU signed between the railways of the two countries. The members will also visit modern railway stations at Shanghai and Beijing and the coach manufacturing unit of the Chinese Railways, which is supplying coaches to the Kolkata Metro.
In Japan, the team will discuss the progress of India’s Western dedicated freight corridor and joint
feasibility study of the Mumbai-Ahmadabad high-speed corridor and other issues with the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport. The Western dedicated freight corridor is being mostly financed by Japan.