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Konkan Rail, IIT-B tie-up to strengthen tunnel tech institute

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The has signed an MoU with the Indian Institute of Technology-(IIT-B) to make its Institute of in a world-class centre of knowledge in tunnel and

Corporation Limited (KRCL) Chairman and Managing Director and Director Prof D V Khakhar signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the engineering institution here yesterday.

Under the MoU, will offer technical support to the to strengthen the Institute of (GFITT) at Madgaon in Goa, a release issued by KRCL said.

Underlining the objectives of the collaboration with IIT-B, a of KRCL said they want to develop GFITT into a world-class centre of knowledge in tunnel and

"We also want to provide an opportunity to under- graduate and post-graduate scholars of IIT-to gain a practical experience and participate in the research and development programmes in tunnelling and underground spaces," he said.

The institute has been named after former railway George Fernandes, who is said to be the driving force behind the Konkan Railway, the release said.

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First Published: Wed, December 20 2017. 13:00 IST