Cabinet nod for cooperation between Indian and Japan on Railway Safety

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, May 3, 2017

The Union Cabinet today gave its ex-post-facto approval to the signing of a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with Japan on Railway Safety.
The MoC, signed in February 2017, will enable cooperation in Track Safety (rail welding, rail inspection, track circuit and so on); Latest technology related to railway track safety (automatic inspection technology); and stock safety (maintenance), an official press release said.
The MoC will also cover any other relevant railway safety matter jointly determined by both the sides within the scope of the MoC, with consideration for major railway accident preventions based on the analysis of accident causes.
The MoC would provide a platform for Indian Railways to interact and share the latest development and knowledge in the railway sector, the release said.
The cooperation under the agreement will involve dispatch of experts, training of core staff in Japan, sharing of information and best practices, facilitating the participation of other institutions, organization and ministries, including contribution of National Traffic Safety and Environmental Laboratory of Japan to Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO), subject to their respective national laws and regulations where appropriate and possible.