New Delhi: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of India (GOI) Ministry of Railways (GOI) have joined the 5th Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) for the ongoing Technical Cooperation (TC) project on railway safety. ) A meeting was held. Progress and future activities. The TC project, launched in December 2018, is jointly implemented by the Indian and Japanese sides and is capable of the Indian Railways (IR), the Indian Railways Construction Project (DFCCIL), and the Railway Safety Commission (CRS). It is expected to lead to strengthening. Regarding the safety of the Indian railway network. As India’s rail network is one of the largest in the world, maintaining safer and more reliable operations is a top priority.
In 2019, prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, JICA invited IR, DFCCIL, and CRS stakeholders to a Japanese training program focused on track maintenance, rail welding, rolling stock maintenance, and accident investigations. I participated in. These training programs in Japan, sponsored by JAV, focused on the excellent practices of Japanese railway maintenance work and Japanese knowledge and experience for Indian officials. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it is difficult for the Indian and Japanese sides to physically meet and carry out activities together, so both sides continue to discuss online. Similarly, this JCC conference was held on a virtual platform.
At the JCC meeting, the current progress and future action plans of the Safety Action Plan implemented in India based on learning from various training programs held in Japan were discussed. The Indian and Japanese sides have agreed to extend the cooperation period of this TC project from December 2021 to February 2022 with the aim of further increasing the safety of Indian railways.
The JCC was co-chaired by Mr. Ashtoshgangal, the Northern Railway and Project Director of the TC Project, Mr. Shinsuke Nagai of JICA India, and Mr. Makoto Ishida, the Chief Advisor of the TC Project.
At that time, Mr. Shinsuke Nagai, Senior Representative of JICA India Office, stated as follows. At this JCC meeting, it was agreed that the cooperation period would be further extended to February 2022 in order to make the best use of the lessons learned from the training programs conducted in Japan and to make them more effective in the field. It is hoped that this technical cooperation project will contribute to the improvement of India’s safe environment and that an action plan will be functionally implemented to promote the safe operation and proper maintenance of Indian Railways. “
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