Morocco Unveils Africa’s First Ever High Speed Train Line

French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI have inaugurated Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. The $2 billion project was launched in September 2011 by the king and Nicolas Sarkozy, then president of France.

Known as the LGV, it will connect the economic hubs of Tangier and Casablanca in 2 hours 10 minutes at a speed of up to 320 kph (199 mph) instead of almost 5 hours on a regular train.

Source: The New York Times

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2018:

  • Morocco Capital: Rabat, Currency: Moroccan dirham.

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