外文标题：India should go for high-speed trains for faster growth: China
BEIJING: India should opt for bullet trains together with raising speed of trains on existing tracks to boost economic growth by improving connectivity, a combination that worked for China as well, a top railway official said here today.
With over a billion population and a large territorial area, India and China share the same conditions and up- gradation of railway infrastructure will result in faster economic development, Zhao Guotang, Deputy Chief Engineer of the China Railway said.
As China went through massive development phase in the last decades becoming the second largest economy, China faced the same dilemma as India whether to increase the speed of its tracks or go for the construction of bullet trains, he told an Indian media and think tank delegation at a briefing.
Asked what would be his recommendation for India, he said a combination of both may be good but bullet trains could enable people to travel faster which in turn will have huge impact on economy, he said.
India has stepped up cooperation with China to modernize its railways with agreements in a number of area including speed raising of the tracks, (Chennai-Mysore sector via Bangalore), training of 100 railway personnel in heavy haulage, setting up of railway university and modernizing railway stations.
Besides this, China is currently conducting feasibility study for a high speed railway in the over 2000 km long New Delhi-Chennai corridor, while Japan is doing the same for Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor.
Zhao said China currently operates hundreds of bullet trains in 40 high speed lines spanning 16,000 kms.
On the 1,300 km long Beijing-Shanghai line alone, China railway operates 180 bullet trains on normal days and 240 on Sundays, which means a train every five minutes or so.
As China pitches for exporting its high speed technology abroad, Zhao made a strong case for India to opt for Chinese technology claiming that it was far advanced than that of Japanese because China entered the filed far latter and its technology is more contemporary.
mangalore P chaddi ()
bullet train will boost china economy and company, because most of material you have to import from china, that indirectly help them
Pure business sense.
What is in Name (India)
Yes, but should be with Japan. Except Chinese Wall, nothing is of good quality.
Chandramohan Shinde (Unknown)
Certainly, but not for high speed Chinese trains !
Truth Sach (Udupi)
India must start making in India, all the Equipments/technology for Bullet trains , preferably from Japan because of reliability.
jignesh mehta (mumbai)
All bread is not baked in one oven.
jignesh mehta (mumbai)
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
China is right. I travel by these trains often. The best part I love is it never delays. Always on time.With these massive high speed rail network going for years there has not been a single accident so it's even safe. I feel like we are a century behind China when I see their development.