17 Mar 2023 17:18

Russian Railways still interested in projects in India, especially track modernization

MOSCOW. March 17 (Interfax) - Russian Railways remains interested in projects in India, Sergei Pavlov, first deputy head of the company, told journalists on the sidelines of the XV International Economic Forum of CIS Member States in Moscow.

"We are now going to the intergovernmental commission meeting in India to discuss further promising projects," he said.

In answer to the question as to what projects are of interest to Russian Railways in India, modernization or construction, Pavlov replied "modernization."

A few years ago, it was reported that a Russian Railways subsidiary had completed the preparation of a feasibility study for the project of modernizing the Nagpur-Secunderabad railway line in India to increase the speed of passenger rail traffic to 200 km/h.