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Ideating seamless strategies to fast-track railway modernisation: Rail India Conference & Expo 2022 gears up

16 Aug 2022

Entering its sixth edition, Rail India Conference & Expo will unite senior officials from the Indian Railways and rail technology experts from the private sector at Le Meridien, New Delhi from 10 – 11 November 2022. The conference aims to discuss plans, policies and technological advancements that are key to modernising the Indian railway sector.

The Indian Railways is on the cusp of a massive transformation, in technological, operational and service fronts. As part of the National Rail Plan for 2030, the sector is expected to create a future-ready railway system by 2030 to bring down logistics costs and ensure 100% electrification of broad gauge rail routes by December 2023.

As a part of its railway modernisation plans, Indian Railways is also developing and creating technology in areas such as signalling and telecommunication with 15,000 kms being converted into automatic signalling and 37,000 kms to be fitted with ‘KAVACH’, the domestically developed Train Collision Avoidance System.

Highlighting the changing face of Indian railways, the sixth edition of Rail India Conference & Expo will converge members from the railway ministry, decision-makers and valued industry experts to share insightful and actionable views on ‘Changing face of the Indian Railways – Rail Modernisation on the Fast Track’.

Among the highly-reputed panel members of Rail India Conference & Expo, include: Kishore Kumar, Principal Executive Director/EE (RS), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Atul B. Khare, Principal Executive Director/CE(P), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Anjali Goyal, General Manager, Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW), Vijay Devnath, Group General Manager (Infrastructure & Security) & CISO, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), Rajesh Prasad, Director (Operations), Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) and H K Raghu, Senior Professor Rolling Stock, Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management.

Arranged into a series of sessions, the two-day event will discuss a wide list of topics that play a consequential role in the modernisation plan of Indian railways, such as: digitalisation on the rise in Indian Railways, rail infrastructure financing & asset monetisation, rolling stock – advancements with “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” vision, recent developments in dedicated freight corridor projects, smart coaches, achieving energy efficiency through renewable energy, technological development for modernisation of Indian Railways (rolling stock, bridges, tracks, EMU/MEMU, coaches, etc) and financing, construction and project implementation: scope and opportunities with PPP-BOOT model.

The conference will also address topics such as electrification and advanced signalling systems for safer and more efficient railway system, intelligent urban rail transit systems, artificial intelligence (AI) and simulation to enhance operational efficiency, along with an overview of railway projects, achievements and policy support.

Rail India Conference will serve as an intelligent and insightful knowledge platform for industry stakeholders to chart out strategies for modernisation and inspire developments in the Indian Railway sector.

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