Ahmedabad-Rajkot semi-high speed railway project: In a big boost for the Indian Railways network, a Russian engineering firm, RZD International has expressed interest in participating in the proposed Ahmedabad-Rajkot semi-high speed railway project. RZD International, is a special purpose engineering firm of the Russian Railways Holding (RZD). The proposed Ahmedabad-Rajkot rail project is a semi-high speed rail corridor coming up between Ahmedabad and Rajkot in the state of Gujarat, according to a PTI report. Aleksei V Surovtsev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai and Vladimir Finov, RZD International in their meeting with Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat expressed their readiness to participate in the railway project, according to details quoted in a state government release.
The firm, RZD International expressed its interest in participating in the railway project as it presents massive potential for the economic and all-round development of the two areas. In the past, the Russian company had worked on the detailed project reports (DPRs) for the 580-km high-speed rail corridor between Nagpur and Secunderabad in the country.