INDIA: The Ministry of Railways, Czech national passenger operator ČD and Czech supply industry association ACRI signed a memorandum of understanding for technical co-operation on August 19.

Potential areas of co-operation specified in the memorandum include the development of automotive traffic, raising the speeds of IR passenger trains to 200 km/h, and modernisation of stations, depots, rolling stock, signalling and telecoms.

The memorandum is valid for an initial three years, and could be extended.