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Aus research centre enters into agreement with Indian railways

Press Trust of India  |  Melbourne 

A Railway research centre in Australiahas entered into an agreement with the Indian to support future research and technology development related to critical infrastructure in

Representatives from Monash University Institute of Railway Technology (IRT) and Indian Ministry of corporation DFCCIL (Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of Limited) signed an agreement yesterday in

IRTwith partners -Balaji Railroad Systems Ltd (BARSYL),leading railway consultants in India, PwC, andIndian Institute of Bombay (IITB) were selected as the preferred supplier from a competitive global selection process.

They will provide guidance on the establishment of a new applied research and development institute in known as SRESTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement).

SRESTHA will be locally engaged, but have a global reach with the aim to become a world leader in the advancement of rail.

Significantly, the project will provide guidance to the Indian on international models that will be adapted to the Indian railway environment.

IRTDirector Ravi Ravitharansaid the partnership will help advance railway technology both in India and around the world.

"I am extremely pleased to be invited with our partners to assist with this significant project, which will support future research and technology development related to critical infrastructure for India. Indian Railways is one of the largest employers in the world and this is a very important project not only for IRT but also for Victoria and Australia," Ravitharan said.

IRTis the premier track and vehicle railway research centre in Australia.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 12:13 IST