Germany to collaborate with India to improve rail connectivity of Indian ports : may also bring in technology for scrapping old vehicles; India ready for flex-fuel compatible automobiles
It was proposed in today’s meeting to form groups with representatives of IPRCL and DB to identify areas of cooperation and potential projects, as also to identify cost effective new rail technologies that can be implemented. This would help bring in foreign investment and cost effective, environment friendly, innovative technology for the port rail connectivity projects.
Shri Gadkari further informed that Germany has also been invited to cooperate in the development of inland waterways, including manufacturing of barges.
In the transport sector, discussions were held on cooperation for developing vehicle scrapping capacity in India. India has invited Germany to share environment friendly technology for scrapping of old vehicles and also for processing of the waste thus generated.
In what may be a major step towards reducing pollution, Shri Gadkari informed the German Minister that India has put in place all required regulations for the use of Flex-fuel like ethanol mixed with petrol. He said that German automobile manufacturers can be called upon to produce cars that can run on flex-fuel for India, like the ones being produced in Canada and USA.
Shri Gadkari has expressed confidence and hope that the cooperation between the two countries will grow even further in the times to come.