Indian Railways renew pact with French counterpart SNCF

NEW DELHI: In a bid to take advantage of French technology in the proposed high-speed rail corridors, Railways on Thursday renewed its agreement with its French counterpart SNCF.

Indian Railways signed an MoU with SNCF for strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of rail sector such as upgradation of railway stations and high-speed corridors in the country.

This agreement will also help in developing modern railway infrastructure. The previous agreement signed in 2008 was in force till May 14 last year.

SNCF has been involved in development of fire simulation software for coaches, study of high-speed corridor connecting Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Pune and re-development plan of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal in Mumbai.