NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has inked collaboration with China for cooperating in developing high-speed rail corridors in few selective routes in India.
Apart from this, Railways will demand Chinese expertise in conducting heavy haulage in dedicated freight corridors and also creating stations.
Chairman Railway Board Vinay Mittal and China's Vice- Minister of Railways Wang Zhigue inked a pact in this regard. A MoU has been inked with China on January 14, 2008 which got expired.
Moreover, an Infrastructure Working Group will be formed under the India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue for future cooperation in the rail sector.
Railways has selected seven routes for exploring possibilities of running high-speed trains 'bullet trains' at the speed of nearly 300 km per hour.
Pre-feasibility study has been conducted for five corridors.