Japan to assist Indian Railways in strengthening safety measures

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New Delhi | Published: December 12, 2015 9:37:12 PM

The partnership agreement with Japan on rail sector will also address many issues including safety and research confronting Indian Railways for years.

The partnership agreement with Japan on rail sector will also address many issues including safety and research confronting Indian Railways for years.

Besides, providing active cooperation in the bullet train project, Japan will also assist railways’ research and design capabilities to address future challenges, according to a senior Railway Ministry official.

He said there are many crucial issues such as safety, cleanliness and research which will be addressed with Japan’s cooperation now.

Safety is a major issue for the public transporter with accidents happening on regular basis which can be tackled with the induction of advanced technology in train operation.

There will be comprehensive technological cooperation including sharing of information and best practices; exchanges of officials and technicians; facilitating the participation of other institutions, organizations and ministries; conducting joint research and studies, as per the tie-up with Japan.

The agreement establishes areas for comprehensive technological cooperation, facilitating the participation of other institutions, organizations and ministries; conducting joint research and studies.

It also envisages cooperation in the areas of safety in train operation; advanced techniques  of maintenance; use of environment friendly technologies.

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