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China can help India upgrade rail network, says Chinese daily

India said it needs to put major investment into railways in coming 30 yrs to catch up with China

IANS  |  Beijing 

China can help India upgrade rail network, says Chinese daily

India can accelerate its rail upgrading process and shorten the investment time if it cooperates with China, a Chinese daily has said.

"Over the past decade, China has developed a new high-speed rail network, surpassing Western countries in terms of technology and standards," staff writer Wang Jiamei wrote in the state-run Global Times.

"As the only country that has pursued large-scale railway construction in recent years, China now has the world's most extensive

"This unparalleled advantage makes it a perfect partner for any country that would like to develop transportation infrastructure to propel economic growth.

"As such, it makes perfect sense for India to take a shortcut to cooperate with China in order to revitalise its rail system and management levels," the commentary said.

Wang said cooperation with China would offer a shortcut for countries like India that tend to copy the Chinese model.

India has one of the largest railway networks in the world but it suffers frequent train accidents, the daily said.

India can accelerate its rail upgrading process and shorten the investment time if it cooperates with China, a Chinese daily has said.

"Over the past decade, China has developed a new high-speed rail network, surpassing Western countries in terms of technology and standards," staff writer Wang Jiamei wrote in the state-run Global Times.

"As the only country that has pursued large-scale railway construction in recent years, China now has the world's most extensive

"This unparalleled advantage makes it a perfect partner for any country that would like to develop transportation infrastructure to propel economic growth.

"As such, it makes perfect sense for India to take a shortcut to cooperate with China in order to revitalise its rail system and management levels," the commentary said.

Wang said cooperation with China would offer a shortcut for countries like India that tend to copy the Chinese model.

India has one of the largest railway networks in the world but it suffers frequent train accidents, the daily said.

First Published: Mon, June 05 2017. 16:40 IST
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