India-UAE: Cabinet approves MoU on Technical Cooperation in Rail Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Technical Cooperation in Rail Secto. The MoU was signed in February 2018 with Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime of UAE.

Key Facts

The MoU will provide platform to Indian Railways to interact and share latest developments and knowledge in railway sector. It will facilitate exchange of information, expert meetings, technical visits and implementation of jointly agreed cooperation projects between both countries. The MoU will enable technical cooperation in following areas

  • Regulation, safety and technical investigation of accidents.
  • Station redevelopment.
  • Locomotives, coaches and wagons.
  • Any other area jointly identified by both countries in future.

Background

Ministry of Railways has signed numerous MoUs for technical cooperation in Rail sector with various foreign Governments and their National Railways. The identified areas of cooperation under these MoUs inter alia include high speed corridors, development of world class stations, speed raising of existing routes, heavy haul operations and modernization of rail infrastructure, etc. The cooperation is achieved through exchange of information on developments in areas of railways technology and operations, technical visits, knowledge sharing, training & seminars and workshops in areas of mutual interest.

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