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Speed up for Nagpur-Secunderabad upgrade

India-Russia rail MoU


India-Russia rail MoU


Model of new Habibganj station. Source: Ministry of Railways.

The upgrade of Nagpur-Secunderabad rail section will be speeded up while multi-modal terminals will be worked on under a refreshed memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on 5 Oct 2018 by Ministry of Railways and the Joint Stock Company, Russian Railways.

The MoU, further to one signed on 24 Dec 2018, will also set up single traffic control centre for managing mixed traffic at local level;
Best practices in freight cargo operation;
Exchange of best technologies being practiced by the two countries;
Training and advanced qualification improvement of Indian railway employees with the involvement of Russian railway-related higher education establishments.

The Ministry and Russian Ministry of Transport will also cooperate in transport education.

It aims at providing organizational and methodological support to higher educational institutions implementing joint projects in the field of transport education of both countries.

It also envisages cooperation between Russian University of Transport and the National Rail Transportation Institute, Vadodara to jointly organize educational transport seminars, including participation in shaping their themes, facilitating the search for partners, organizing mutual visits and preparation of methodical and regulatory documents.

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