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Railways to seek Italy’s help in modernizing stations

Railways to seek Italy’s help in modernizing stations
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First Published: Thu, Feb 07 2008. 03 52 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 07 2008. 03 52 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: In its bid to modernize railway stations across the country, Indian Railways is seeking the help of Italian experts.
A three-member high-level team from Italian Railways is coming here next week to share their experience with the Indian Railways officials on the redevelopment of railway stations through public-private partnership (PPP) model.
“We have already taken a decision to modernie some of our stations. We will seek the visiting team’s expertise on it,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.
The three members of Italian Railways - Giovanni Rocca, Massimo Paglialunga and Aleberto D’Amico - will come to India on a two-day visit from 13February.
“The Italian team will visit a nearby railway station to get a first hand knowledge of our railway system,” said the official.
Apart from world class stations like Bologna Central and Milan Central, Italian railway system, considered to be one of the best in Europe, is known for its effective signalling system and advanced accident prevention system.
A MoU was signed with Italian Railways in July 2006 for setting up a joint working group to identify project of mutual interests and share informations in key areas like the maintenance and safety of railways.
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First Published: Thu, Feb 07 2008. 03 52 PM IST