Beijing, Jun 30 (PTI) China has put over 2,500 high-speed trains into operation till 2016, accounting for 60 per cent of global high-speed trains, a Chinese official said today. Also Read - Tamil Nadu Assembly Election 2021: AIADMK, DMK Continue Seat-sharing Talks, Fate of Sasikala to be Decided

“China Railway High-speed (CRH) trains have become a calling card for China,” Wang Jun, Deputy President of Chinese Locomotive Manufacturer CRRC, said at the first World Intelligence Congress which opened here yesterday. Also Read - After Mumbai Power Blackout, Telangana Faced Cyber Attack Attempt by China | Here's What Happened

China has put over 2,500 high-speed trains into operation till 2016, accounting for 60 per cent of global high-speed trains, Wang said. Also Read - Delhi MCD Election Results 2021 Updates: AAP Wins 4 Seats, Congress 1; Kejriwal, Sisodia Laud Victory

By the end of 2016, China had put 21 CRH model trains into operation. It had surpassed 20,000 kilometres of high- speed rail lines, with a target of adding another 10,000 kilometres by 2020 and surpassing 45,000 kilometres by 2030.

High-speed trains on the 1,318-kilometre Beijing-Shanghai route have carried over 600 million passengers since the line was launched in June 2011, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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