Railways PSU Signs Deal With Senegal Company To Push Infrastructure Development


The MoU enables export of new technologies and training practices, and enhances the railways’ consulting and technical expertise across the world.


Aiming at technical cooperation in rail transportation, Rail India Technical and Economic Service Limited or RITES has joined hands with a leading railroad company of Senegal to carry forward railway infrastructure development.

The railways PSU has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Grands Trains DU Senegal (GTS-S.A), opening a new chapter in the railway sector.

The MoU enables supply of rolling stock, including dedicated freight corridors and passenger stations, modernisation of workshops, IT solutions for railway operations, and up-gradation of signalling, telecommunication, and rail monitoring systems.

The MoU also facilitates RITES, the leading transport infrastructure consultancy and engineering company, to offer its services for the operation and maintenance of the railway network and sidings.

RITES executive director (regional projects) Sanjay Agarwal, said, “the MoU with Grands Trains DU, Senegal, will pave the path towards export of new technologies and training practices as we continue to leverage our consulting and technical expertise across the world. We believe that the steady supply of high-quality locomotives, coaches, wagons, DEMUs, and other equipment will unlock the potential of railway excellence in Senegal.”

The collaboration will facilitate knowledge sharing to promote efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the railway sector of Senegal.