Delhi metro gets Chinese railway cars

 The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has bought 21 railway cars from the leading bullet train maker in China.The company had sold 15 subway cars to DMRC in 2010. CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive is a subsidiary of a major Chinese train manufacturer, CSR Corporation.

Chinese state media quoted a statement from the company as saying that the trains would be more energy efficient and thus be an industry model because India is affected by power shortages. CSR is China’s leading bullet train maker, and CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive manufactures European-standard metro trains, the statement added.  China’s railway sector has rapidly developed in the last three decades.

During Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Beijing visit last week, India had sought China’s help in developing infrastructure in the sector.

Read full report here, Hindustan Times


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