Cabinet approves administrative arrangements on Cooperation between Railways and European Commission

Cabinet approves administrative arrangements on Cooperation between Railways and European Commission
Cabinet approves administrative arrangements on Cooperation between Railways and European Commission

Cabinet approves administrative arrangements on Cooperation between Railways and European Commission

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved administrative arrangement on Cooperation in the field of Railways between the Ministry of Railways, India and the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission to strengthen future technical exchanges and cooperation.

The Administrative arrangement has been signed on 3rd September, 2019.

This Administrative Arrangement will provide a framework of cooperation for focused approved in following key areas:-

  • Rail Reform and Regulations with particular emphasis on the impact of EU legislative framework on safety, interoperability, economic governance and financial sustainability of Railways;
  • Railway Safety;
  • The benefits of standardisation as well as harmonized conformity assessment and procurement procedures for economic performance of Railways;
  • Signalling/control systems (including the European ERTMS system);
  • Intermodality and transport infrastructure networks;
  • Innovation and digitalisation;
  • Experience sharing in respect of international rail conventions and standardisation bodies;
  • Sustainable policies in railway including economic, social and environmental aspects.

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