Joint Press Release on Railways Cooperation between India and France


On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of France, Mr Alain Vidalies . They were accompanied by their respective delegation. On the occasion of this bilateral meeting, both sides  exchanged views,  recalled the long standing technical cooperation between French National Railways and the Indian Railways (IR) and   reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening their cooperation in the field of Railways. India and France are committed to develop this cooperation under the aegis of the Memorandum of understanding signed in 2013 between the

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In order to provide more passenger amenities and safety, the conventional rake of 13109/13110 Kolkata- Dhaka Cantt. & 13107/13108 Dhaka- Kolkata Maitree Express Trains will be converted into complete Air-Conditioned LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) rakes with effect from 14thApril 2017.           Consequently the trains will have 4 First AC

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