Doklam fallout? 'Lack of response' from Chinese railways delays high-speed train project in south India
NEW DELHI: An ambitious high-speed train project in south India has been delayed after Chinese railways did not respond, railway officials have said, suggesting that the "lack of response" may be due to the Doklam standoff. Chinese railways had completed feasibility study for the project a year ago.
An internal brief of the Mobility Directorate on the status of nine high-speed projects of the railways, accessed by PTI, shows that the Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore corridor, a 492 km stretch, lies in limbo because the Chinese railways has failed to respond to the ministry's communiques.
"The Chinese company submitted the final report in November 2016 and after that the Chinese team has suggested for a face to face interaction. No date has been fixed from their side," said the note prepared by the Mobility Directorate.
However, officials say that the Board has been unable to get in touch with officials of CREEC despite repeated communications sent to them via mails in the last six months.
Vivek Shah-surat-12 hours ago
I don''t understand why the award was awarded to Chinese Railways in first place. I know Indian Railway is corrupt, but still it is better than Chinese.
Maharaj-New Delhi-12 hours ago
Why don't we just cancel this contract? Why must we give business to an enemy nation?
karan Mannar-12 hours ago
No one is indispensable & what ever happens for its own Good, we have a many choice to choose Korea & Japan who are better in technology and reliable as partners with Make in India and Knowledge transfer Must. Jai Hind.
Surjit Lamba-New Delhi-12 hours ago
What a pity? We are not capable of developing our own Railways and Chinese are capable of developing our Railway. Then we talk of comparing ourselves with China. They have National Pride. They have every technology. They are having maximum number of Bullet Trains. Our National Pride is restricted to stand for National Anthem before start of a movie show.
Shark-11 hours ago
to all Modi haters. the study started in 2014 that means the contract is given to them in 2012/ 2013. who is ruling in this period?? Papu and his Italian Mom.
Harshal Sanghani-12 hours ago
Stop complaining, give them a deadline and then go to the Japanese. Their engineering and quality will be much better anyway.