India and Spain to cooperate on regional Rapid Rail project

Posted on:02 Dec 2017 10:07:59
India and Spain to cooperate on regional Rapid Rail project
02 December 2017 Current Affairs: India signed a technical cooperation agreement with Spain to implement a Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) under which the trains run at a speed of 180Kmph.

The Minister Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri stated that a collaboration with Spain would enable availability of technical advice on specific issues related to the high-speed rail transit. 3 RRTS corridors are expected to link Delhi with Meerut, Panipat and Alwar.

An Indo-Spanish technical cooperation agreement was signed between the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) and the Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF), Spain.

The state-owned Spanish railway infrastructure company would provide an institutional mechanism for mutual cooperation in the field of urban transport and implementation of Regional Rapid Transit System project.

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