Prabhu to discuss railway projects with France, Germany

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday embarked on a two-nation tour of France and Germany to further a semi-high speed train project, station redevelopment agreement and other projects.

Scheduled to visit France on April 11-12, Prabhu will meet French Transport Minister Alaon Vidalies and discuss the jointly funded project to increase the speed of trains on the Delhi-Chandigarh route from the current 110 km per hour to 200 km per hour with SNCF of France, an official statement said.

He will also discuss redevelopment of Ambala and Ludhiana stations based on French experience.

Prabhu will visit Germany from April 13 to 15 and meet officials there to discuss cooperation in various technologies of the rail sector, the statement added.

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