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Cabinet nods to MoU’s signed by Railways with Russia and Japan

The Union cabinet apprised the MoU signed by the Railway ministry with Japan and Russia for technical cooperation in the railway sector.


  • An MoC was signed between the Ministry of Railways and the Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for technical cooperation in the railways
  • An MoU was signed by Indian Railways’ Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) with Japanese Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) on December 11,2015
  • MoR and Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” signed an MoU on December 24, 2015

Importance of MoU with Japan

  • The MoC with MLIT enables technical cooperation in railway safety, rolling stock including train set, railway electrification, train control system and signaling and telecommunication
  • Whereas the MoU with RTRI encompasses safety in train operation, advanced techniques of maintenance and environment friendly technologies

Importance of MoU With Russia

  • MoU with Russian Railways covers High Speed Rail (HSR) in India and satellite and geo-information technologies

Points to note

  • The MoU will facilitate a exchange of technical ideas and experts in various fields and also sharing of latest technologies and developments in the Railway sector
  • It will also enable to conduct various training and seminars/workshops focusing on specific technology areas and other interactions for knowledge sharing
  • The agreements will hold for a period of three years and subjected to further extension of 2 years
  • Railway Minister- Suresh Prabu

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