HIGH-SPEED rail corridor GETS FRENCH BOOST

The proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor has got a boost with France agreeing to examine the possibility of running trains at the speed of 300 km per hour on the route. A delegation of the French National Railway Corporation (SNCF) is currently in Mumbai to discuss the pros and cons of the bullet train project on the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad ro-ute, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
As per the MoU signed between the Railways and SNCF, the two will jointly carry out operations and development feasibility project on the high-speed rail corridor. The project will be funded by SNCF with support from the French ministry of finance.

The delegation also visited CST and then Chur-chgate station on Friday. “They showed keen interest in understanding one of the most densely operated suburban services,” Subodh Jain, GM of CR said. One of the officials of WR also said that the French delegation led by SNCF chairman G. Pepy, showed interest in the elevated Churchgate-Virar Corridor.

http://www.asianage.com/mumbai/high-speed-rail-corridor-gets-french-boost-080

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