Following the request by the Government of India in July 2017, the first mission of Japanese railway safety expert team to India, dispatched by the Government of Japan, was completed on September 1st.
The team*of Japanese railway safety experts visited India from 28 August to
1 September, 2017. The team visited Indian Rail (IR)’s coach/wagon/locomotive maintenance facilities and observed IR’s rail welding and track maintenance practices, exploring the detailed scope of cooperation between Japan and India. The team of Japanese railway safety experts will visit India again in late October and is planning a workshop on railway safety with Indian Railways.
The Government of Japan will dispatch survey teams continuously, and will work in close cooperation with the Indian Government and stakeholders to achieve railway safety by improving maintenance technology, safety management, and human resource development, reflecting the current situation and challenges being faced by the Indian Railways, as observed by the expert team.
*This team consists of experts on welding, track and railway safety management, from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Japanese railway operators, etc.
Meeting on Railway Safety Site Visit