There has been a moratorium of railway investment since the fatal high-speed train crash in Wenzhou in July, but Sheng says construction will go-ahead of 6366km of new lines. Sheng says railway development must continue as it plays a vital role in China's economy and helps to boost domestic demand. However, Sheng says construction will be carried out in a scientific and orderly manner. Meanwhile, India's minister of railways Mr Dinesh Trivedi says that India needs to ramp up railway investment five-fold in order for Indian Railways (IR) to become a world-class carrier. Trivedi says a total of Rs 5604bn ($US 106bn) needs to be invested, a large proportion of which he expects to come from the private sector. Trivedi has appointed an expert commission to help IR raise the necessary funds.