Agreement signed between the two entities./Photo: Adif
The Diplomat. 02/10/2016
Adif and Indian public company HSRC, in charge of developing high speed in the asian country, have signed a cooperation agreement that will allow the Spanish company to provide expertise in planning high-speed lines.
The agreement was signed in mid-September by the president of Adif, Gonzalo Ferre, and a delegation of senior HSRC / Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (the counterpart body Adif), who was visiting Spain to meet infrastructure railway and meetings with other Spanish companies, as has specified the company said in a statement.
Adif and Indian Railways (IR), the parent company of HSRC, began cooperating in 2012 with the signing of a tripartite memorandum of understanding between Adif, Renfe and IR, which established a framework for collaboration between the three companies in development areas technological. This framework agreement was reached in the protocol signed in mid-month.
This cooperation has enabled Adif participate in the design of one of the major high-speed projects in India, linking the cities of Bombay and Calcutta, separated by nearly 2,000 kilometers.
The Spanish company began to cooperate with Indian Railways in 2012 with the Bombay-Calcutta line
The first phase of the work of Adif in India, as recorded by the Spain-India Council Foundation, consists of a Feasibility Study High Speed Corridor between Mumbai and Nagpur, a distance of 750 kilometers. In addition, Adif participate in the construction and commissioning of the line of goods Bhaupur-Khurja, which will provide experts for electrification, telecommunications, traffic management and systems integration.
According Adif, the Indian railway sector presents broad prospects for growth following the implementation by the government of an ambitious plan to modernize its railway infrastructure, valued at 140.000 million of dollars. This plan includes the so-called Diamond Quadrilateral Network, linking the major cities by high-speed rail, and the Bombay-Calcutta is part Corridor.