Government of Japan dispatches Japanese Railway Safety Expert Team

Government of Japan dispatches Japanese Railway Safety Expert Team

JICA’s Railway Safety Expert Team visits India from 28th August to 1st September

The Government of Japan is dispatching a team of Japanese railway safety experts to India, from August 28 to September 1. During their visit, the expert team will have discussions with Ministry of Railways and railway safety experts in India, and will conduct site visits related to railway safety.

The Government of Japan and the Government of India are working closely on railway safety in India, based on the “Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan and the Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India on Rail Safety”, signed in February 2017, in response to the Government of India’s request for Japanese Government’s support on railway safety, in December 2016. The Government of Japan dispatches this railway safety expert team based on the Government of India’s request submitted in July, 2017.

The expert team consists of railway safety experts from railway related organizations, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). The team dispatched by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will examine the current status of railway safety in India and India’s needs for capacity development for railway safety for considering further cooperation through JICA.

The Government of Japan expects that the dispatch of this railway safety expert team will enhance the level of cooperation on railway safety between Japan and India.

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