Date of Post: 05 Oct, 2017
New Delhi: The Union cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by the Ministry of Railways with Switzerland which would help the two countries in developing tilting trains.
Tilting trains tilt on approaching a bend, just like a motorbike on a winding road.
Tilting Trains Are Operational In 11 Countries Namely-
- The Czech Republic
- The UK
An official statement said, in August this year, the Ministry of Railways had signed 2 MoUs with the Federal Department of Environment, Transport & Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in railway sector in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Mod.
The MoUs will enable technical cooperation in the following areas:-
- Traction rolling stock
- Electric multiple unit and train sets
- Traction propulsion equipment
- Freight & passenger cars
- Tilting trains
- Railway electrification equipment
- Tunnelling technology