外文标题：After Japan, China readying proposal to join the race to provide bullet trains in India
NEW DELHI: Not to be left behind after Japan offered help to introduce bullet trains in India beginning with Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, China is readying a proposal to provide highspeed railway to the Modi government during President Xi Jinping's visit here in September third week.
Beijing has sent a team of senior railway officials to Delhi to do groundwork for the proposal by holding consultations with their counterparts in the railway ministry here. The Chinese team also met private Indian players interested in investing in high-speed railway to explore joint ventures. Members of the visiting team told ET that China, like its East Asian neighbour, too has state-of-the art technology for high-speed railway and can offer it at a competitive price.
They informed that China has extended high-speed railway technology to other foreign partners. Chinese train-makers and rail builders have signed agreements to build high-speed railway in Turkey, Venezuela and Argentina and are bidding on such projects even in the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Myanmar. Interestingly, China originally sourced high-speed railway technology from Japan and Germany. Chinese engineers then re-designed internal train components and built and built indigenous trains, official sources said.
China has the world's longest highspeed railway network with over 11,028 km of track in service as of December 2013, including the world's longest line, the 2,298 km Beijing- Guangzhou High-Speed Railway. Achieving indigenous high-speed rail technology has been a major goal of Chinese state planners.
Chinese train-makers, after receiving foreign technology, have been able to achieve a considerable degree of self-sufficiency in making the next generation of high-speed trains by developing indigenous capability to produce key parts and improvising upon foreign designs.
The high-speed railways was introduced in China in 2007. State-run China Daily reported on Wednesday that Tata Projects, one of the fastest growing infrastructure companies in India, is in discussions with a Chinese company that owns advanced technology for high-speed railways.
There are reports that Chinese firms are teaming up with Indian companies, including Tata Projects, to jointly bid for five highspeed railway projects in India. China's railway firms CSR Corp or CNR Corp could be the bidders.
itsmerosh B (delhi)
lets get the bullet train technology come to india and then we will make our own. like how china did.
kalpa lingam (Unknown)
So, competition starts and this is a good sign, any way.
The conscious (blr)
Alright Chinese, start building a plant in India to manufacture these trains and source at least 80% of components from Indian factories. And make plans to build more trains than is required here, to help export to Iran or Saudi to help us consolidate trade deficit for oil.
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Amakant Chaudhary (Patna)
The Chinese high speed rail network is truly a value for money marvel. I hope China shakes hand of friendship with India and the two countries are connected by rail.
Good to be wooed by two suitors !!!
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INDIA DOESNT NEED WASTE MONEY ON HIGH SPEED RAILWAY FROM JAPAN OR CHINA, IT JUST FOOLIN PEOPLE.
dharman mehta ()
china never wants to stay behind the race
HIGH SPEED RAILWAY LINES DONT WORK IN INDIA, U NEED DEDICATED LAND FOR HIGH SPEED RAILWAY,IN INDIAN WITH CATTLE AND BUFFALO, AND PEOPLE POOPING ON RAILWAY TRACKS, WILL HIGH SPEED WORK????????
Instead of intruding into Indian territory by border violations, China should try to enter into Indian heart by projects like bullet trains.
Pankaj Wanikar (Mumbai, Maharashtra)
Don't Please.....We value our lives !