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Germany to Help India Increase Speed of Trains to 200 kmph

Ministry of Railways and Germany have signed a Joint Declaration of Intent to carry out of feasibility study on existing Chennai-Kazipet corridor of Indian Railways


  • The study which will be carried out by German Railways aims at increasing the speed of passenger trains to 200 kmph on 50.50 percent cost-sharing basis.
  • JoD will deepen the cooperation between the two nation.
  • The focus will be towards the achievement in the priority area of Semi High-Speed Rail, upgrading of current passenger services to SHS (Semi High Speed) up to 200 kmph on the Chennai-Kazipet corridor

The three phases of the project will take the time period of 22 months
Phase 1: Definition of three demand-based Upgrade scenarios for the corridor
Phase 2: Selection of the preferred Upgrade scenario for SHS on the corridor, based on analysis of respective operations and economic-financial impact.
 Phase 3: 
  • Development of Reference design for technical solution on preferred  Upgrade scenario.
  • Procurement concept for Construction works and Railway Systems.
  • Concept and Requirements for construction Phasing under railway  Operations.
  • Preparation of technical tender documents for preferred Scenario usable for Design & Build tendering.
  • Development of recommendations on the implications for a larger SHS program for India.
  • Possible financing options for the implementation of the corridor.
Germany to Help India Increase Speed of Trains to 200 kmph Germany to Help India Increase Speed of Trains to 200 kmph Reviewed by insiya yadav on October 12, 2017 Rating: 5

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