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AGENDA


Key Trends and Outlook

  • What are the key sector trends?
  • What are the key recent developments?
  • What is the outlook for the sector? What are the upcoming trends?

Government’s Perspective

  • What are the salient features of the new Metro Rail Policy? What is the industry feedback on the policy?
  • What are the key features of the ‘Make in India’ initiative with regards to the urban rail sector?
  • What are the outstanding issues and challenges?
Developer/Operator Perspective
  • What are the plans for expansion of existing projects and development of new systems?
  • Which of the new technologies are developers/operators planning to deploy?
  • What are the issues and challenges facing the developers/operators?

Rolling Stock

  • What are the needs and requirements of the Indian urban rail sector with respect to rolling stock? What are the opportunities?
  • What have been the advances in rail rolling stock?
  • What are the plans of urban rail developers/operators to introduce driverless trains?
  • What are the issues and challenges facing the rail manufacturing industry?

Financing urban rail projects

  • What are the various sources of funds for urban rail projects in India? What are the key trends?
  • What are the new sources of funds that can be explored (land value capture, property developments, etc.)?
  • What are the risks and challenges?

Spotlight on PPP

  • What are the provisions regarding PPP in the new Metro Rail Policy?
  • What are the risks with regards to PPP in the development of urban rail systems?
  • What is the opportunity for private players in the urban rail segment in India?

Project showcase: Metro Rail Projects

  • What are the key features of metro rail projects (completed and under implementation)?
  • Which new technologies have been adopted?
  • What are the key reasons for project delays? What lessons can be learnt from these projects?

Project showcase: Monorail and Light-Rail Projects

  • What are the key features of monorail and light-rail projects (completed and under implementation)?
  • Which new technologies are being adopted?
  • What are the key reasons for project delays? What lessons can be learnt from these projects?

Project Planning, Design and Engineering

  • What are the design, construction and engineering techniques used for the development of urban rail systems?
  • What are the latest construction methods and techniques being used?
  • What are the various project implementation challenges? How can they be overcome?

Tunnelling for Urban Rail Projects

  • What are the best practices in tunnel design and construction for urban rail projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? How can they be resolved?
  • What are the global best practices that are relevant to India?

Elevated Structures for Urban Rail Projects

  • What are the best practices in constructing elevated structures for urban rail projects?
  • What are the key issues and challenges? How can they be resolved?
  • What are the global best practices that are relevant to India?
Station Design and Development
  • How can stations serve as destinations for retail/commercial use and enhance non-fare revenue?
  • What are the Indian best practices in station design and development?
  • What are the global best practices that are relevant to India?

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

  • What is mobility-as-a-service (MaaS)? What are the key features?
  • How can MaaS contribute to the vision of smart city development, multi-modal transport development and last-mile connectivity?
  • How are cities across the world achieving MaaS for commuters?

Technology showcase: Signalling& Telecom

  • What is the current status of signalling& telecom systems in India?
  • What are the opportunities in the Indian market?
  • What are the key global advances in signalling&telecom systems?

Technology showcase: Fare Collection Systems

  • What is the current status of deployment of fare collection systems in India?
  • Which cities are using advanced fare collection systems? What are their experiences?
  • What are the opportunities for fare systems in the Indian market?
  • What are some of the global developments in fare systems?

Energy Needs ofUrban Rail Systems

  • What are the electrification needs of urban rail systems? What have been some of the recent contract awards?
  • How can renewable energy be used in urban rail systems in India?What have been some of the recent developments in this area?
  • What are some of the global case studies? What can Indian systems learn from them?

Asset Management for Urban Rail Systems

  • What are the asset management practices followed by Indian urban rail systems?
  • What are some of the global best practices? Which of these are applicable to the Indian scenario?
  • What are the technology advancements in asset management for urban rail systems?
 
       
 
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