Indian Railway’s Technical delegation to visit China
Dr. R. VELU TO LEAD HIGH LEVEL DELEGATION
VISIT TO FOCUS ON HIGH SPEED RAILWAY & WORLD CLASS STATIONS
A high level technical delegation headed by Minister of State for Railways Dr. R. Velu will be visiting China from 4th to 8th February, 2009 to have an exchange of ideas on the issues of high speed railway network, world class railway stations, logistics parks, etc. The delegation includes three technical officers from Ministry of Railways (Works Planning, Signalling and Finance Divisions). It is in the context of Indian Railway’s planning large investments in these areas and exchange of ideas with Chinese Railway officials, who had executed these projects successfully and at a very fast pace. This visit would help in delivering such schemes in India in a more cost-effective and timely manner.
This visit is in pursuance of the Memorandum of Understanding on technical cooperation signed between the Chinese and Indian Railways in the presence of the Prime Ministers of the two countries in China in January 2008.