18 October 2016

Protocol for Undertaking Feasibility Study of Speed Raising of Nagpur-Secundrabad Railway Corridor Signed Between Indian Railways and Russian Railways

  In an important bilateral cooperation in railway sector, a Protocol for feasibility study of speed raising of Nagpur-Secundrabad Railway Corridor was signed between Indian Railways and Russian Railways on 15th Oct’16 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- Secundrabad 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.


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:
(i)                 High Speed Rail (HSR) in India;
(ii)               Modernization of existing lines of the Indian railways in order to raise train speeds up to 160-200 kmph;
(iii)             Modern Control & Safety related Systems based on satellite navigation and digital communication means;
(iv)             Satellite and geo-information technologies;
(v)               Transportation safety and cyber security;
(vi)             Rolling stock;
(vii)           Heavy haul transportation;
(viii)         Organization of Human Resources training for the Indian railways: secondary and higher vocational education of students and advanced training of staff members including managers;
(ix)             Station redevelopment;
(x)               Dedicated freight rail corridors;
(xi)             Modernization, reconstruction and construction of track superstructure, civil engineering works, including bridges and tunnels; and
(xii)           Slab tracks.