Railway Ministry, Italy’s FS group sign MOU for technical cooperation
The Union Ministry of Railways and Italy’s public sector rail company Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group (FS Group) has signed MoU for technical cooperation in rail sector especially in the area of safety and modernisation.
The MoU comes in the backdrop of emphasis given Railway Ministry on safety in railway operation. The Railway Board has been directed to collaborate with the international experts to identify the best practices for rail safety.
- Under the MoU, cooperation areas identified includes safety audit of Indian Railways and measures required for enhancing safety in train operation.
- It also includes assessment and certification of advanced technology based safety products and systems to Safety Integrity Level.
- It also includes training and competency development with focus of safety and modern trends in maintenance and diagnostic etc.
About FS Group
FS Group (Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane Group) is fully owned by Italian Government and works in the Railway Sector and is under Ministry of Treasure, Italy. It is widely recognized at international level for it technical and managerial railway expertise as well as in many fields such as design and realization of High Speed and Conventional Lines, Safety Systems, Certification, Training and Operation and Maintenance. It operates more than 7,000 trains per day, carrying over 600 million/year of passengers and 50 million tons of freight on a railway network of more than 16,700 km.