Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

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MIL OSI Asia Pacific

Source: Government of India

Headline: Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference
On 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace
of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized
technological adaptations, the Research and Development Standards Organization
(RDSO) Lucknow of the Indian Railways has decided to hold a two-day Global
Technology Conference on 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New
Delhi. The Technical Engineering Institutes of the Indian Railways viz.
Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and the Institution of Signal and
Telecommunications Engineers (IRSTE) are the nodal bodies are collaborating in  organizing
this Conference. Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways
will inaugurate the Global Conference on 3rd May 2017.


With four lead
thrust areas viz. Safety, Reliability, capacity enhancement and customer
service, the Global Technological Conference envisages bringing in new
perspectives and insights in planning for future rail transportation growth in
the country and for assessing contemporary global technologies relevant to
adoption on IR. The Conference shall feature technical
sessions, technical presentations, and table-top exhibits, besides wide
opportunities for several industries networking too.


Besides the
knowledge takeaways, it is envisaged that the Conference would enable the
emergence of a multi-disciplinary logistics
interface and eco-systems that would enable the Indian Railways to deliver new
levels of value along with modernization. Several experts from rail
transportation development and allied technological industries, academia and
research fraternity across the world are slated to deliver presentations and
interact with experts of Indian Railways (IR)  for identification of
appropriate cutting edge technologies and systems available worldwide for
adaptation and deployment on IR and Public Sector Units of the IR.


The broad themes
of the Conference are:

Enhanced Safety

Reduced In-service failures and
automated Health monitoring & Inspection

Capacity Enhancement and Congestion

Enhanced Customer Service


The RDSO has
launched a dedicated conference website
for disseminating information and facilitating registration of participants.
The brief details are also available on a conference booklet on this website.


The Conference
topics relating to the above themes on which on Indian and Foreign speakers
shall be presenting are given below. More than 50 speakers are slated to hold
presentations on the under-mentioned technical topics:-

Rail Fracture Detection System and
Residual Stress Measurement of Rails

Automated System of NDT of Rails

Latest Technology for Track Formation

Improved AT & FB Welding Techniques

Track Monitoring  System

Bridge Health Monitoring

Latest Methodology of Bridge Inspection
(Under-Water Inspection of Bridges)

Online monitoring of OHE

Permanent Magnet Traction Motors

SiC Device based Traction Converters

Latest technology for improving Housekeeping
on Trains and

Adoption of latest Methodology of
Rolling Stock Testing

On Board & Wayside Condition
Monitoring of Rolling Stock

Use of Tilting Trains and Modern Coaches

Latest Design Wagons

Fog Vision System

DPWCS-For Interoperability, Operational
flexibility and Push-Pull operation of trains

Latest tools and trends in use of Data
Analytics for Enhancing Safety

IoT for enhancement of Reliability and

Improvement in Reliability of Signalling

Continuous Automatic Train Control with
Moving Block

Centralized Traffic Control

Wi-Fi on Trains, including Infotainment

Latest technology for Passenger Guidance
at Stations and Trains

Latest technology for enhancing Security
on Trains and at Stations

Train protection and warning system

Energy efficiency in Traction system


Details are also available on the dedicated conference website



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