Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:15:00 GMT | By PTI

Railways looks for Chinese technology for bullet train

The Railways has identified seven routes for exploring possibilities of running high-speed trains known as bullet trains at a speed of about 300 km per hour


Railways looks for Chinese technology for bullet train (© Reuters)

New Delhi: The Railways today joined hands with China for cooperation in developing high-speed rail corridors in selected routes in the country.

Besides, Railways will also seek Chinese expertise in carrying out heavy haulage in dedicated freight corridors and developing stations.

“We signed a MoU with China for mutual cooperation in rail sector,” said a senior Railway ministry official, adding, “The agreement will remain in force for five years.”

The Chairman Railway Board Vinay Mittal and China’s Vice-Minister of Railways Wang Zhigue signed the agreement. A MoU was signed with China on January 14, 2008 which has since expired.

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