Konkan Railway inks MoU with Swiss institute

The pacts aim at strengthening cooperation in the areas of traction rolling stock, EMU and train sets and traction propulsion equipment

GN Bureau | September 1, 2017


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 Railway ministry enterprise, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), signed an agreement with Zurich-based Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) on Thursday.

The pact will enable Konkan Railway to establish the George Fernandes Institute of Tunnel Technology (GFITT) at Goa especially for assimilation and dissemination of knowledge in the field of tunneling.
 
The institute aims to not only train KRCL’s own manpower for its tunneling projects but also wishes to generate qualified and trained personnel for the benefit of other government organisations, private firms and even foreign organisations to bridge the huge gap in levels of knowledge and qualified manpower required to meet the key segment of infrastructure development in India.
 
Besides, another agreement was between ministry of railways and federal department of the environment, transport and communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in the rail sector. The pacts were signed during the visit of President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard to India.
 
The MoU is a follow up on bilateral cooperation in rail sector discussed in the meeting held between railway minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and the Swiss ambassador in July 2016.
 
The pact aims at cooperation in the areas of traction rolling stock, EMU and train sets, traction propulsion equipment, freight and passenger cars, tilting trains, railway electrification equipment, train scheduling and operation improvement, railway station modernisation, multimodal transport and tunneling technology. 
 

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