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India rail deal gives Wollongong a lead role in freight overhaul

The University of Wollongong has signed a research deal with India to help expand and modernise long-haul rail infrastructure as part of the country’s plans to upgrade its national freight system.

The university, which is based in regional New South Wales, will work with India’s rail ministry on teaching, research and industry consultation programmes.

The agreement was signed in New Delhi by the university’s vice-chancellor Paul Wellings and Shri Anurag Sachan, managing director of the ministry’s Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India. The agency was set up in 2006 to plan and develop rail networks.

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