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Italian railways to ensure Indian rail safety

The Italian railway will assist Indian railways to keep ensure that their safety measures are strong. The Italian railway will conduct a safety audit of the Indian Railways besides supervising the passenger safety measures to be undertaken by the railway ministry.

The concerns develop as, the recent rail accidents in India, over 200 people lost their lives. Following the incident, the railway ministry had called experts from Japan, South Korea and Italy to examine the cause of accidents and the overall safety parameters on Indian Railways.

Indian Railways has inked a pact with Italian Railways for improving the safety level of the Indian carrier through a review of the infrastructure, transport management and security. The pact was signed by Renato Mazzoncini, CEO and managing director of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italian Railways) and A K Mittal, chairman of Indian Railway Board.

The Memorandum of Understanding that Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane signed with Indian Railways represents the beginning of a close cooperation between two of the most significant railway companies in the world.

“We will provide all the know how we developed with large-scale infrastructure and technological projects that have modernised Italy by connecting the country’s most important cities – Rome and Milan – in just three hours,”

said Mazzoncini in an official press statement.

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