High Costs and Safety Issues Cloud China High-Speed Rail Projects-Caixin

High Costs and Safety Issues Cloud High-Speed Rail Projects_English_Caixin.

With the abrupt dismissal of the minister of railways earlier this month, the State Council has undertaken a review of plans to rapidly expand China’s high-speed rail capacity.

Projects that have already started construction won’t be affected, but the rest might be delayed, said Zhu Junfeng, deputy research fellow at the transportation institute of the National Development and Reform Committee.

Rapid construction has raised worries among many safety experts…He said tight delivery deadlines were sometimes met with lower quality control measures.

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