India and China signed a MoU to develop railway system

Indian Railways signed a MoU with China to increase speed in its existing rail network, modernise stations and enhance mutual cooperation in the sector in the country. Under the MoU, both sides have agreed to enhance cooperation in the railway sector in speed-raising on the identified route and studying feasibility of cooperation in bullet train projects among others.

Railways have identified Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore section for speed raising to 160 km per hour with help from China. China will conduct design and survey for the specified sections and also impart training to railway personnel on speed-raising.

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