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Cabinet approves co-operation between Railways, EU body
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Cabinet approves co-operation between Railways, EU body

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New Delhi, Oct 23 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the administrative arrangement on co-operation in the field of Railways between the Ministry of Railways and the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.
The administrative arrangement has been signed on September 3, 2019.

This administrative arrangement will provide a framework of co-operation for focused approved in areas like Rail reform and regulations, with particular emphasis on the impact of EU legislative framework on safety, interoperability, economic governance and financial sustainability of Railways and Railway safety.

The arrangement will also provide a framework of co-operation for the benefits of standardisation, as well as harmonised conformity assessment and procurement procedures for economic performance of Railways, signalling/control systems (including the European ERTMS system), intermodality and transport infrastructure networks, innovation and digitalisation, experience sharing in respect of international rail conventions and standardisation bodies and sustainable policies in railway, including economic, social and environmental aspects.

The Cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (UNI)