Railways to sign MoU with IIT-BHU for research work

The chair is being named after Madan Mohan Malaviya — the founder of BHU.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: June 5, 2015 12:40:44 am

railway ministry, MoU, IIT-BHU, research, reseacrh MoU,  Suresh Prabhu, lucknow news, city news, local news, UP news, Indian ExpressTo get better raw material for technology in development of Railways, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IIT-BHU for research work in this regard.

Prabhu will visit Varanasi on coming Monday to sign the MoU. The ministry has sanctioned Rs 5 crore for research work to be conducted at IIT-BHU this financial year. On Thursday, MoS for Railways Manoj Sinha said a ‘Malaviya Chair Committee’, chaired by Sinha’s advisor R K Verma, will be set up at the institute to supervise research work.

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The chair is being named after Madan Mohan Malaviya — the founder of BHU. It will work towards developing new materials to be used in various assets of Railways. “The ministry has released Rs 5 crore for IIT-BHU for conducting the research… It will help find out ways to better prepare assests — from bogies to tracks,” said Sinha.

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