India and Russia signs Protocol for undertaking Feasibility Study of raising Speed on Nagpur-Secunderabad section



Russian President Putin and India’s PM Narendra Modi attend an Exchange of Agreements on Railway Cooperation in the BRICS Summit held at Goa. The Protocol was signed by Mr. Naveen Kumar Shukla, Adviser/Mobility/Railway Board from Indian side and Mr. O V Belozerov, President, Russian Railways from Russian side.
New Delhi: In an important bilateral cooperation in the railway sector, a Protocol for feasibility study of speed raising of Nagpur-Secunderabad Railway Corridor was signed between Indian Railways and Russian Railways on 15th Oct’ 2016 at Goa during the bilateral meeting of Shri Narender Modi, Prime Minister of India with Russian President Mr.Vladimir Putin.

The Protocol covers technical and execution study for upgradation of the speed of passenger trains in Nagpur- Secunderabad section upto 200 kmph.

This project will be jointly financed by Indian Railways and Russian Railways with 50% cost share of each party. The Protocol was signed by Mr. Naveen Kumar Shukla, Adviser/Mobility/Railway Board from Indian side and Mr. O V Belozerov, President, Russian Railways from Russian side.

File Picture: Russian Railways CEO Oleg Belozerov with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Meeting

BACKGROUND

During December, 2015 an MoU was signed between Ministry of Railways and Russian Railways on Technical Cooperation in Railway Sector. The following cooperation areas were identified in the MoU:
  1. High Speed Rail (HSR) in India;
  2. Modernization of existing lines of the Indian railways in order to raise train speeds up to 160-200 kmph;
  3. Modern Control & Safety related Systems based on satellite navigation and digital communication means;
  4. Satellite and geo-information technologies and application of Geosynthetics
  5. Transportation safety and cyber security;
  6. Rolling stock;
  7. Heavy haul transportation;
  8. Organization of Human Resources training for the Indian railways: secondary and higher vocational education of students and advanced training of staff members including managers;
  9. Station redevelopment;
  10. Dedicated freight rail corridors;
  11. Modernization, reconstruction and construction of track superstructure, civil engineering works, including bridges and tunnels; and
  12. Slab tracks.

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