On Thursday 18th June, Indian Railway’s Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCI) has terminated the contract with China’s Beijing National Railway Research and Design Institute of Signal and Communication group Limited.
The contract was signed in 2016 with China’s company to install signaling system and telecommunication work in over 417Kilometer long railway lines of Kanpur-Deen Dayal Upadhyay section. DFCCI canceled the contract stating that despite the passing 4 years there is only 20% progress in the work. The project was worth 471 crores.
The official statement issued that China’s company was reluctance to furnish technical documents, as per contract agreement, such as logic design and electronic interlocking and physical work could not progress as the have no tie-ups with the local agencies.
This announcement came after the 20 soldiers martyred in the clashes with China in Ladakh face-off. But the Indian Railways stated that it was decided in April.
Further, the spokesperson of the World Bank stated “In April, DFCCIL brought to the Bank’s notice delays in implementation of this contract. The Bank had sought more details on the contract implementation issues,”.