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Developing Seamless Strategies to Accelerate Railway Modernisation: Rail India Conference & Expo 2022 gears up

Senior officials from the Indian Railways and rail technology specialists from the private sector will gather at Le Meridien, New Delhi, from 10 – 11 November 2022, for the sixth edition. the conference will address strategies, policies, and technological advancements that are playing a vital role in modernising the Indian railway sector.


The Indian Railways is on the verge of a major transformation in terms of technology, operations, and service.
as part of the National Rail Plan for 2030, the sector is projected to develop a future-ready railway system by 2030 to reduce transportation costs and ensure 100% electrification of broad gauge rail routes by December 2023.

Indian Railways is also developing and producing technology in areas such as signalling and telecommunication as part of its railway modernization initiatives, with 15,000 kms being converted into automatic signalling and 37,000 kms being fitted with the domestically developed Train Collision Avoidance System (KAVACH).

Highlighting the changing face of Indian railways, the sixth edition of Rail India Conference & Expo will bring together members from the railway ministry, decision makers, and respected industry experts to exchange insightful and actionable views on ‘Changing face of the Indian Railways – Rail Modernization on the Fast Track’.

Among the highly-reputed panelists 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.

In a series of sessions, the two-day event will discuss a wide list of topics that play a significant role in the modernisation plan of Indian railways.
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 address topics such as electrification and advanced signalling technologies for a safer and more efficient railway system, intelligent urban rail transit systems, artificial intelligence (AI), and simulation to improve operational effectiveness, as well as an overview of railway projects, achievements, and policy guidance.

the Rail India Conference will act as an informed and insightful knowledge gathering for industry stakeholders to map out strategies for modernization and spur innovation in the Indian Railway sector.