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KEY TRENDS AND OUTLOOK

  • What have been the key trends and developments in the railway sector?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?
  • What is the future outlook? What are the new opportunities?

IR PERSPECTIVE: ACHIEVEMENTS, RECENT INITIATIVES AND FUTURE PLANS

  • What have been the key achievements of IR during the past year? ™
  • What has been the impact of recent initiatives taken by IR? What are the key announcements in the Union Budget 2019-20?
  • What are the key issues and challenges facing the sector? What policy changes/initiatives can be expected in the future?

SOURCES OF FUNDING AND POTENTIAL FOR PPPs

  • What have been the trends in IR’s capital expenditure? What are the funding sources?
  • What are the new sources of funding being explored in the sector (LIC, bond issuances, IPO issuances, land monetisation, advertising, parking, etc.)?
  • What are the new opportunities and areas for private sector participation in the railways sector? What is the potential for PPPs going forward?

ROLLING STOCK: ADVANCEMENTS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND INDIGENOUS PRODUCTION

  • What have been the key trends in the production and acquisition of rolling stock?
  • What are the recent advancements and innovations in design? What are the new types of trains being manufactured (Train 18, Tejas Express, Antyodaya Express, 9,000 HP locomotives, etc.)?
  • How has the production capacity expanded in the past years? What steps are being taken to promote indigenous production?

ISTATION REDEVELOPMENT: CURRENT STATUS, UPCOMING PROJECTS AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

  • What is the current status of the key station modernisation/redevelopment schemes and programmes (Station Redevelopment Scheme, Adarsh Station Scheme, etc.)?
  • What are the upcoming projects and opportunities in this segment? What are the targets and timelines?
  • What is the potential for PSP going forward?

TRACK CONSTRUCTION: NETWORK EXPANSION AND DECONGESTION PLANS AND TARGETS

  • What are the requirements for upgrading railway tracks (new lines, doubling, gauge conversion, electrification, etc.)?
  • What are IR’s initiatives and plans? What are the upcoming projects and opportunities?
  • What are the investment requirements?

DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR: CURRENT STATUS, NEW CORRIDORS AND UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

  • What is the current status of the DFC? What are the key milestones and targets?
  • What are the upcoming corridors and opportunities (East-West DFC and East-Coast DFC)?
  • What are the key issues and challenges?

UPDATE ON MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD HIGH SPEED RAIL

  • What is the current status of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor? What are the key milestones achieved?
  • What are the targets and timelines? What are the upcoming projects and tenders?
  • What are the opportunities for developers, contractors, technology providers and equipment suppliers?

SPOTLIGHT ON REGIONAL RAIL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS

  • What is the progress on key RRTS projects being implemented by IR (NagpurMumbai, Delhi-Meerut, Delhi-Panipat, Delhi-Alwar, etc.)?
  • What are the recent developments? What are the targets and timelines?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities? What are the key issues and challenges?

UPDATE ON PORT RAIL CONNECTIVITY

  • What are the new initiatives and plans for improving port-rail connectivity?
  • What is the status of projects being implemented under the Sagarmala programme?
  • What are the upcoming opportunities and investments?

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES: NEEDS, REQUIREMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • What are the emerging and new technology requirements of the railway sector?
  • What is the role of IT and automation in various IR’s operations (information dissemination, ticketing, e-payment, real-time container tracking, etc.)?
  • What specific benefits can the sector draw from technology advancements (artificial Intelligence, blockchain, robotics, GIS, ERP, IoT, big data, etc.)?
  • What has been the experience globally?
  • What are the lessons for India?
NEW SAFETY INITIATIVES: PLANS AND INVESTMENTS
  • What are the new initiatives being taken by the government to improve passenger safety? What has been the impact of these initiatives?
  • What role can technology play in improving safety in rail operations? What are the global advances? What level of investment is likely to be directed towards safety?
ASSET MANAGEMENT & MONITORING SYSTEMS (OMRS, SLAM, TMS, ETC.)
  • What are the technology and analytics solutions adopted for asset management and monitoring? What has been the impact of these solutions on asset reliability, failure and maintenance?
  • What are the new trends and advancements? What are the global advances?What are the key issues being faced?
FOCUS ON RAILWAY BRIDGES AND TUNNELS
  • What have been the key developments in railway bridges and tunnels? What are some of the noteworthy projects?
  • What are the new innovations in design and fabrication? What has been the experience with the development of complex structures?
  • What are the upcoming projects and opportunities? What are the key issues and challenges?
ENERGY REQUIREMENTS AND GREEN & SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES
  • What is IR’s current energy mix? What are the existing and emerging sources of energy?
  • What are the key initiatives being taken by IR to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint?
  • What will be the role of renewable energy in meeting IR’s future energy requirements?
EMERGING MARKET OPPORTUNITIES FOR OEMs
  • What are the emerging trends and advancements in the equipment segment?
  • How is the industry gearing up to meet the emerging equipment requirements for the railway sector?
  • What are the recent initiatives under the Make in India programme?
  • What are the upcoming and new opportunities for OEMs? What are the specific issues and challenges?
MODERN SIGNALLING AND TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
  • What are the new technologies available in the S&T segment (automatic block signalling, European Train Control System Level 2, etc.)?
  • What has been the experience so far in the adoption of these technologies?
  • What are the new opportunities in the Indian market? What are some of the global developments in S&T systems?
 
       
 
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