Prabhu asks France to ‘open shops’ in India for rail projects

Admitting that doing business in India is a challenge, Prabhu said the government is trying to remove inhibitions.

By: Express News Service | Allahabad/ New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2014 2:19:21 am

The Railways has invited France to “open shops” in the country to execute projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer and high-speed train service.

“There are multiple areas where France and India can work together and we hope for co-operation in those sectors,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said while addressing Indo-French Rail seminar here on Monday.

Wooing French companies to set shops in India, the minister said, “Let’s find solutions and prepare completely actionable areas supported by corporate entities and set up shops here… then we can always work together to make it happen.”

Admitting that doing business in India is a challenge, Prabhu said the government is trying to remove inhibitions. “Once we work on it you will realise that doing business in India is not that cumbersome. Solution to every problem is possible. We can work together. But for that you must come here first. You can have seminars and go back to France then nothing will happen. You have to come here to stay and make sure we work together,” Prabhu said.

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