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Railways to ink deal with Germany for high-speed trains

Updated: Oct 13, 2016 10:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 13 (ANI): Aiming to reduce travel time significantly, the Indian Railways will ink a pact with Germany for running high-speed trains in the country.

Accompanied by a high-ranking delegation, German Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt would be meeting Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

As per a senior Railway Ministry official, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between the two countries for bilateral cooperation in the rail sector.

Dobrindt is visiting India from October 12 to 15. According to railways, it is a follow-up to Prabhu's visit to Germany in April.

The German minister will hold talks with the Railway Minister in Rail Bhavan. Both ministers will focus on deepening collaboration and strengthening ties in the field of railways and high-speed trains.

After the meeting, the MoU will be signed between Indian Railways and DB Engineering and Consulting GmbH. (ANI)