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Nishpreet Bhasin
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Tel: +91-9953452964




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  • Branding and logo promotion (event microsite, banners, e-brochures, social media)
  • Standalone presentation including Q&A (20-minutes) OR opportunity to join a relevant panel discussion
  • 8-10 complimentary logins
  • Email/EDM featuring sponsor logo to attendees and database of key contacts
  • Sharing leads generated and participant list
  • Logo to be branded on the post-event recording of the virtual event
  • Sponsor session to be uploaded for one month for views


Nishpreet Bhasin
Email:   nishpreet.bhasin@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-9953452964


The conference is being organised by India Infrastructure Publishing, the leading provider of information on the infrastructure sectors through magazines, newsletters, reports and conferences. It publishes Indian Infrastructure, Power Line, Renewable Watch and tele.net magazines, as well as a series of reports on the infrastructure sectors including Railways in India, Logistics in India and Urban Rail in India.

Global Mass Transit is a leading provider of information and analysis on the global mass transit industry including metro, bus, light rail, regional rail, and inter-modal passenger transport. It publishes the Global Mass Transit Report (a monthly newsletter) and the Global Mass Transit Weekly (a weekly update), and operates the www.globalmasstransit.net website.

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Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project Northern Railway, UltraTech Cement, Unirail, Uniseven Engineering & Infrastructure, United Technologies Corporation, Urban Transport and High Speed Directorate RDSO, Lucknow, URC Construction, USBRL Project Northern Railway, Utkarsh Tubes & Pipes, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Valvoline Cummins, Vandhana International, VINCI Concessions, Vindhya Telelinks, Virgo Consultants & Marketing, Vishal Nirmiti, Vossloh Beekay Castings, Vossloh Cogifer, Wabtec Corporation, West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company, Yes Bank, YOOSHIN ENGINEERING, etc.

For delegate registrations and sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Nishpreet Bhasin
Email:   nishpreet.bhasin@indiainfrastructure.com
Tel: +91-9953452964

  • The railway sector has been growing steadily for the past decade or so, in terms of both infrastructure and investment. This growth is well reflected in the fact that the average pace of commissioning of new lines, doubling, and third and fourth line projects has increased from 4.2 km per day during 2009-14 to 7.3 km per day during 2015-20.
  • Although growth in 2020 has been hampered by the Covid-19 crisis, overall, in 2020-21, IR achieved 48 per cent of its target of commissioning 3,750 km of new line, gauge conversion and doubling works. Indian Railways (IR) has almost reached normalcy in operations now, and is hopeful of achieving its target of 2,400 km for the current fiscal year.
  • IR has put together very ambitious plans for future growth. These plans include the creation of three new dedicated freight corridors (DFC), and seven new high speed rail (HSR) corridors. In addition, there are plans for the redevelopment of 400-odd stations, which will enhance the value of IR’s real estate considerably. The multi-tracking of the existing lines and the building of many new bridges will also be carried out. There are plans to achieve 100 per cent electrification by December 2023, which would make it the first major railway with a fully electrified network.
  • A total capital investment of Rs 13 trillion has been planned for the railway sector during 2020-25 under the National Infrastructure Pipeline. In the current financial year (2021-22), the national transporter has received the highest ever total plan capex of Rs 2.15 trillion. A new Project Development Cell (PDC) has also been created in the Railway Board to increase investments and encourage the inflow of FDI.
  • There is also an increased focus on the digitalisation and privatisation of train operations, the upgradation and modernisation of station infrastructure and local production under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan and Make in India initiatives.
  • With more than 34,000 km of network expansion and upgradation works in progress, significant opportunities exist for engineering, procurement and construction players, rolling stock providers, signalling and telecom players, electrification equipment manufacturers and consultants. There is also immense opportunity for the private sector with IR intending to tap private resources via the PPP route.
  • The outlook for rail development remains positive in the long term. However, the second wave of the pandemic has clouded the short-term outlook. Movement on the ground with projects is also likely to be delayed due to supply chain disruptions and labour shortages. IR may have to review the timelines and be more proactive to enable the sector to move forward during a period when it faces unprecedented hurdles. Also, IR’s emphasis on digitalisation and automation will go a long way in ensuring smooth operations and timely completion of projects.
  • The mission of this conference is to discuss the recent progress, highlight the emerging trends, identify the new opportunities, and analyse the future strategies to fast-track project execution. It will also showcase noteworthy projects as well as the solutions and technologies for the digitalisation and automation in the sector.


  • What have been the key trends and developments in the railway sector?
  • What are the network expansion targets for the next few years? What are the biggest issues and challenges?
  • What is the future outlook? What are the new and emerging opportunities?


  • What have been the key achievements of IR during the past year?
  • What are the network expansion plans and targets for the next few years?
  • What are the key issues and challenges currently facing the sector? What steps are being taken by the ministry to address these?
  • What policy changes/initiatives can be expected in the future?


  • What are the new sources of funding being explored in the sector? What has been the experience so far?
  • What are the new opportunities and areas for private sector participation in the railway sector (station redevelopment, train operations, wagon procurement, etc.)?
  • What are the specific initiatives being taken to promote private participation in these segments? What is the potential going forward?


  • What are the plans for the privatisation of railway infrastructure and services?
  • What are the key initiatives being taken by IR in this regard?
  • What has been the experience so far? How has been the response of private players?


  • What are the latest technological developments in the S&T segment (automatic block signalling, European Train Control System Level 2, etc.)?
  • What has been the experience in the implementation of these technologies?
  • What level of investment is expected to be directed towards the S&T segment in the next one to two years?


  • What are the latest rail construction methods and techniques in use?
  • What are some of the emerging design requirements?
  • What are some of the best practices and noteworthy projects? What lessons can be learned from these projects?


  • What have been the emerging trends in the production and acquisition of rolling stock?
  • What are the new types of trains being manufactured by IR (Train 18, Tejas Express, Antyodaya Express, 9,000 HP locomotives, etc.)?
  • What are the production targets and plans for the next few years?
  • What are the steps being taken to expand domestic production capacity?


  • What are the new initiatives being taken by IR to improve passenger safety? What has been the impact of these initiatives?
  • What has been the role of technology in improving safety of rail operations? What can be learnt from the global experience?
  • What have been the investment trends in safety related projects?


  • Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail
  • Station Infrastructure Redevelopment
  • Regional Rapid Transit System
  • Bengaluru Suburban Rail
  • Mumbai Urban Transport Project


  • What are the key milestones achieved under mega projects? What are the targets and timelines?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities for various stakeholders?
  • What steps are being taken to enhance private participation?


  • What initiatives have been taken by IR to promote sustainability in rail operations?
  • How is IR planning to transform itself into “Green Railways” by 2030?
  • What are some of the key issues in adopting sustainable practices?

AUTOMATION AND DIGITSALISATION IN RAIL OPERATIONS (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotics, GIS, ERP, IoT, Big Data, etc.)

  • What are the new and emerging automation and digitalisation requirements of the railway sector?
  • What are the key benefits of adopting technological advancements such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, GIS, ERP, IoT, big data?
  • What are the emerging asset management-related requirements due to Covid-19?
  • What has been the global experience? How can India use this experience to its advantage?

Speakers at the last virtual edition 2020

  • Rajeev Sharma, Additional Member Signalling and Telecommunications Railway Board
  • Achal Khare, MD, National High Speed Rail Corporation
  • K. Lohia, MD and CEO , Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation
  • N. Singh, the then acting MD and Director, Infra DFCCIL
  • Vinay Kumar Singh, MD National Capital Region Transport Corporation
  • S. Khurana, Chairman and MD, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
  • Amit Garg, MD, K-RIDE
  • Sushil Kumar, Director, Operations, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
  • K. Gupta, Director, Projects, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation
  • Shailesh Kumar Mishra, Executive Director, Infrastructure (Civil), Ministry of Railways

Previous speakers from the physical editions

  • Manju Gupta, Additional Member, Electrical, Railway Board
  • Anurag Sachan, MD, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India
  • Achal Khare, MD, National High Speed Rail Corporation
  • K. Lohia, MD and CEO, Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation
  • Sudhir Saxena, CEO, Rail Energy Management Company
  • S. Khurana, CMD, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
  • Vijay Nathawat, Director (Projects), Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation
  • Anil Kumar Shrangarya, Director, Project, National Capital Region Transport Corporation
  • Sushil Kumar, Director (Operation), Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation
  • Sudhanshu Shekhar Joshi, Director, Rolling Stock, DMRC
  • K. Tewari, Principal Executive Director, Railway Board
  • Alok Kansal, Principal Executive Director, Bridges, Railway Board
  • Naresh Chand Goyal, Principal Executive Director, Safety, Railway Board
  • P. Awasthi, Executive Director (Track/P) Railway Board
  • Vipul Kumar, Executive Director, Track (MOD) Railway Board
  • Shailesh Kumar Mishra, Executive Director, Infrastructure (Civil), Ministry of Railways
  • Ajay Verma, Executive Director, Signal, Research Designs and Standards Organisation
  • Dr Anirudh Gautam, Executive Director Research Design & Standards Organisation
  • Dr Lakshmi Raman, Executive Director, ME Projects, Railway Board
  • Hari Mohan Gupta, Executive Director, Works, Railway Board
  • Raj Mangla, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Rail Coach Factory
  • K. Mehta, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, Southern Railway
  • Basudev Panda, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer, East Coast Railway

The event is expected to draw participation from executives, managers and decision-makers from:

  • Indian Railways
  • Logistics firms
  • Port operators
  • IR-related organisations
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Service organisations
  • Private operators
  • Technology providers
  • Suburban railway organisations
  • Contractors
  • Legal firms
  • Major consumers
  • Consultants
  • Industry analysts
  • Development institutions
  • Financial institutions
  • Road organisations
  • Potential developers/investors, etc.


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  • September 2, 2021 (Thursday) - September 3, 2021 (Friday)
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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