India has sought help from China for speeding up trains on the Bengaluru-Chennai railway corridor. Simultaneously, there is the discussion of taking cooperation from China in the redevelopment of Agra and Jhansi railway stations.
A senior Indian official informed about this. Proposals were made about it in the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) held in Beijing between the two countries. Policy Commission Deputy Chairman Rajiv Kumar said, "We have offered the project to increase the speed of trains on the Bengaluru-Chennai Railway Corridor to China."
In the meeting of the SED, Kumar and the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China, under the chairmanship of Leifeng, the two countries have a dialogue between the delegation. There is a proposal to increase the speed of trains on the corridor up to 150 kilometers per hour.
The official said that earlier, India had proposed a proposal to China for the redevelopment of Agra and Jhansi railway stations, which was repeated in the Saturday meeting. After considering the proposals, China will respond.
Kumar said that China has been told that there is a big plan for the development of railway stations, it could include 600 stations. They can also bid for any of these. He said that in this round of talks there was no discussion about the construction of high-speed trains in India with China's cooperation.
China has expressed willingness to develop high-speed rail corridor in India and has started the feasibility study for New Delhi and Chennai High-Speed Rail Corridor. Japan-Ahmedabad contract for High-Speed Rail has got Japan This will be India's first bullet train corridor. There are 22,000 kilometers of high-speed rail corridors in China.