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India seeks China's help for speeding-up of Bangalore-Chennai train corridor

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

has sought China's assistance to speed up Bangalore-railway corridor besides redevelopment of and railway stations, a senior Indian said today.

The proposal was made at the Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) held here between the two countries.

"We offered them speeding up of Bangalore-railway corridor," said today.

The SED was held between delegations headed by Kumar and He Lifeng, the of China's and (NDRC).

The proposal was made for increasing the speed of the corridor to 150 kmph.

previously made a proposal to for the redevelopment of and railway station. It has been reemphasised at yesterday's talks, officials said.

The Chinese side will respond after considering the proposals, they said.

Kumar said it was pointed out to the Chinese side that the railway station development plan is a big one involving about 600 of them. They can bid for any of them, he said.

However, there was no discussion in the just concluded SED about the collaboration to build high speed trains by in India, he said.

has been expressing interest to take up high speed train corridors in and began conducting a feasibility study for and high speed train corridor.

The first high-speed train corridor in India between and has been bagged by

China has the world's longest high-speed rail network, with 22,000 kms within the country linking various top cities.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 16:05 IST