Indian Railways recently established National High Speed Rail Authority, which is responsible for establishing six high-speed rail corridors between Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Lucknow, with feasibility studies for the lines underway. India's high-speed market could be worth up to $US 7bn for supply and maintenance of high-speed trains under the plans outlined in Indian Railways' Vision 2020 document.

Japan is planning to organise a seminar in Delhi for the Indian government and railway officials to underline the safety record and reliability of its high-speed products, while railway technology is likely to be on the agenda during the visit to India by Japanese prime minister's Mr Yoshihko Noda this month.