In the past two decades Indian Railways has grown manifold not just in terms of size and volume, but also in terms of usage of cutting-edge technologies. Today, Indian Railways is entering new fields, such as High Speed Railways, Dedicated Freight Corridors, bridging new frontiers by laying tracks in inhospitable terrains of the North-East, building mountain railways, using alternative fuels to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to name a few initiatives.
In more or less the same period(since DMRC became operational in 2002), concurrently, there has been an awakening of sorts across India, in the direction of building more and more Metros to cater to the increased mobility requirements of the burgeoning population of the metropolitan towns. As of now some 35-40 metros are under planning or execution, aggregating a colossal investment of some $68 bn(Rs4. 5 Lakh crores) over the next five to seven years. This will soon make India one of the top metro hubs in the world, ahead of some of the most advanced countries
The Conference will be held on 6th and 7th October, 2017 at Manekshaw Center, Delhi Cantt. under the aegis of Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Urban Development. The Conference will deal with cutting-edge technologies, innovation and safety in Railways and Metros. The thrust will be to maximize the ‘Make in India’ initiative and make India self-sufficient.