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International Railway Conference 2011:'Rail Transportation in India: Moving to the Next Orbit'
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a)     Mr. Dinesh Trivedi , Honb’le Minister of Railways, Government of India, at the Inaugural Session, said that the approach paper to the 12th Five Year Plan, envisaged a sum of 1 trillion US dollars in private investment for infrastructure. Over 50% of this amount, he said would be dedicated solely to the development of the railways.

 

b)    Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, Government of India stated that the modernization of the Railways was critical given its economic significance, and added that an approach that strived towards “expansion, excellence and equity” would be required. Mr. Pitroda also said that Information Technology played a vital role in enabling the modernization, and a concerted focus on the increasing use of IT based solutions to create better management systems would have to be made

 

c)     Mr. B Muthuraman, President, Confederation of Indian Industry emphasized the role of the Industry in meeting the demand for private investments and also said that the International Rail Conference, currently in its 9th year, has played a critical role in enabling wide scale deliberations between all stakeholders.

 

d)    Mr. Sanjiv Handa, Member, Mechanical Railway Board said that the use of the more viable standard gauge system in the new high speed corridors that the government proposes to set up, stating that broad gauge system that is currently in use was merely “incrementalist” in nature and did not foster real progress.

 

e)     The Conference had close to 650 delegates, 300 exhibitors and a large number of visitors from India and overseas from the industry who felt that conference had served a platform for providing latest happenings in the Railway Sector.

Speakers
 
Mr S C Agnihotri, RAIL VIKAS NIGAM LIMITED, Managing Director
Mr Mark Baxter, UGL RAIL LTD, Executive General Manager
Mr Christoph Bruns, SIEMENS LTD, Head of Sales
Mr Vamshi Danikonda, ELECTRALLOY SPECIAL STEEL CASTINGS PVT LTD, Systems Engineer, Locomotive Systems
Mr Daniel Dunoye, ALSTOM TRANSPORT, Business Development Director
Mr P Dwarkanath, BEML LIMITED, Chairman & Managing Director (In-charge)
Mr R K Gupta, DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD, Managing Director
Mr Gajendra Haldea, PLANNING COMMISSION, Advisor to DCH
Mr Sanjiv Handa, MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS, Member-Railway Board
Mr Naresh Kumar, MODERN INDUSTRIES, Advisor
Mr Glen Lehman, ELECTRO MOTIVE DIESEL INC., Senior Vice President
Mr Olivier Levanquyen, ALSTOM TRANSPORT INDIA, Customer Director
Mr Thomas Lutttin, BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION INDIA PVT LTD, Senior Project Manager
Mr N C Mathur, JSL STAINLESS LTD, Advisor
Ms Roopali Mehra, JINDAL STEEL & POWER LTD, Asst Vice President
Mr B Muthuraman, TATA STEEL LTD, Former Vice Chairman
Mr Jens Neufeldt, SIEMENS AG INDUSTRY SECTOR, Sales Asia
Mr Sam Pitroda, PUBLIC INFORMATION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND INNOVATION, Adviser to the Prime Minister
Mr Rasmi ranjan Ray, GENERAL ELECTRIC INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, Regional Leader - South Asia
Mr Tilakraj Seth, SIEMENS LTD, Vice President
Mr A Soundararajan, LARSEN & TURBO METRO RAIL, Director
Mr N Sridharan, FEDDERS LLOYD CORPORATION LTD, CEO & Director Marketing
Mr Dinesh Trivedi, MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS, Minister of Railways
Mr Janis vitins, BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION INDIA PVT LTD, Director - Marketing & Product Planning
Mr Fabrice Walewski, TOUAX GROUP, General Manager & Partner
Description

The International Rail Conference with the theme “Rail Transportation in India: Moving to the Next Orbit” focused mainly on future of rail transportation in India, rolling stock - emerging trends and technologies including diesel and electric locomotives, high speed trains, system components, rail infrastructure including Track modernization, Integrated Rail management, Advances in Signaling and Telecom, Dedicated Freight Corridor, Upgradation of Railway Bridges, Propulsion technology, PPP, finance, investment, Operations, Maintenance, logistics and the changing face of urban transportation in India.

 

 

Indian Railways is the third largest rail network in the world under a single integrated management. It transports over 20 million passengers and 2.5 million tons of freight every day. It is expanding its network rapidly by executing several new lines, doubling and gauge conversion projects. IR’s Vision 2020 plan proposes to invest USD 275 billion by year 2020 in capacity enhancement, asset modernization and rolling stock acquisition.

The Summit had mainly focus on private sector participation, policy frameworks, best practices for achieving high growth in railways, R&D, environmental & safety issues, technology transfer and create an ideal platform for manufacturers and service providers to interact with domestic and international players apart from senior officials from the Ministry of Railways.

The Summit had also showcased some of the new initiatives of the Indian railways and explores possibilities of how best the industry could assist in achieving the desired target.

The Conference had plenary sessions covering:

 

a)     Rolling Stock: Future Perspectives

b)    Rail Infrastructure: Emerging Trends and Technology 

c)     Urban Transportation: PPP, Investment, Operations, Maintenance, Freight corridor and Logistics in Rail sector

The well attended conference attracted speakers of National and International repute. Some of the eminent speakers were from Electro Motive Diesel Inc., Bombardier Transportation, UGL Rail Limited, Alstom Transport, Siemens Limited, Quant Partners, Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Fedders Lloyd Corporation Limited, Larsen & Turbo Metro Rail and Siemens Limited.

Texmaco, ElectroMotive and Bombardier were the sponsors of the conference.

Knowledge Resources
You will get access to following Knowledge Resources by subscribing to the Digital Library of this event.
 
Mr B Muthuraman, President, Confederation of Indian Industry delivering oprning remarks at the Inaugural Session of the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Glen Lehman, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer - International, Electro Motive Diesel Inc. delivering keynote address on “Future of Rail Transportation” at the Inaugural Session of the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister, Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations, Government of India delivering special address at the Inaugural Session of the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Sanjiv Handa, Member - Mechanical, Railway Board delivering special address at the Inaugural Session of the International Rail Conference 2011.
Release of IREE Exhibitor Catalogue at the Inaugural Sof the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Dinesh Trivedi, Minister of Railways, Government of India delivering special address at the International Rail Conference 2011
Mr C P Sharma, Member, CII Railway Equipment Division delivering opening remarks at the Plenary Session I: "Rolling Stock: Future Perspectives" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
Powering Progress Next Generation Diesel Power by Mr Vamshi Danikonda, Systems Engineer, Locomotive Systems, Electro-Motive Diesel Inc.
New Locomotive Developments by Dr Janis Vitins, Director-Marketing & Product Planning, Bombardier Transportation, Switzerland
Application of Stainless Steel in Railways by Mr N C Mathur, Advisor, Jindal Stainless Limited
Emerging Trends in Wagons-Heavy Haul by Mr Mark Baxter, Executive General Manager-Engineering, Materials & Logistics, UGL Rail Limited, Australia
Development of Modern Metro Rolling Stock by Mr P Dwarakanath, Director (Metro & Rail Business), BEML Ltd
Alstom Transport HS & VHS Solutions by Mr Daniel Dunoye, Business Development Director, Asia Pacific & Australasia, Alstom Transport
Siemens Mobility - High Speed by Mr Christoph Bruns, Head of Sales, Siemens Limited
Mr C P Sharma, Member, CII Railway Equipment Division delivering concluding remarks at the Plenary Session I: "Rolling Stock: Future Perspectives" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Manish Puri, CEO, Quant Partners delivering opening remarks at the Plenary Session II: "Rail Infrastructure: Emerging Trends and Technology" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
Evolving Model Concession Agreement for PPP in Rail Sector by Mr Gajendra Haldea, Adviser to Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Government of India
Rail Infrastructure: Emerging Trends and Technology - An Open House Discussion
Enhancing Safety and Capacity in Railways by Mr Rasmi Ranjan Ray, Regional Leader-South Asia, GE Transportation
Emerging Global Trends in Track Rails by Ms Roopali Mehra, AVP - Marketing, Jindal Steel and Power Limited
HAVC and Refrigeration - New Development by Mr N Sridharan, CEO & Director, Fedders Lloyd Corporation Limited
Experiences with the Implementation of ETCS Level 1 Limited Supervision on Berlin-Frankfurt/Oder (BFO) by Mr Jens Neufeldt, Head of Sales - Asia, Rail Automation Mainline, Mobility Division, Siemens AG Industry Sector
First IGBT - Propulsion for Electrical Locomotives of Indian Railways by Mr Thomas Luttin, Senior Project Manager; Propulsion Systems for Locomotives, Bombardier Transportation
Opportunity for Wagon Builders by Mr Naresh Kumar, Advisor, Modern Industries Limited
Mr Manish Puri, CEO, Quant Partners delivering concluding remarks at the Plenary Session II: "Rail Infrastructure: Emerging Trends and Technology" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
Mr Tilakraj Seth, Vice President and Head, Mobility Division, South Asia, Siemens Limited delivering opening remarks at the Special Session - "Urban Transportation: PPP, Investment, Operations, Maintenance, Freight Corridor and Logistics in Rail Sector" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
Operating Leasing of Freight Railcars in India: A new service for a growing economy by Mr Fabrice Walewski, General & Managing Partner, Touax Group, France
Dedicated Freight Corridor - Current Development and Future Road Map
Fast Tracking Railway Projects by Mr S C Agnihotri, Managing Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
Transport Global Solutions Turnkey Solutions by Mr Olivier Levanquyen, Customer Director, Alstom Transport India
Developing Hyderabad Metro under PPP Model - Challenges and Opportunities by Mr Soundara Rajan, Director, Larsen & Turbo Metro Rail
Urban Transportation: PPP, Investment, Operations, Maintenance, Freight Corridor and Logistics in Rail Sector - An Open House Discussion
Mr Tilakraj Seth, Vice President and Head, Mobility Division, South Asia, Siemens Limited delivering concluding remarks at the Special Session - "Urban Transportation: PPP, Investment, Operations, Maintenance, Freight Corridor and Logistics in Rail Sector" at the International Rail Conference 2011.
 
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