Rail Systems Asia 2009?is the definitive rail summit taking place in one of the most exciting rail markets in the region! The brochure is available for download here .
Why India – The Planning Commission in its 11th 5yr plan estimates that more than US$70 billion will be invested in rail projects including mass rapid transit systems. India’s new rail government is committed to expanding its rail systems by investing in rail development and infrastructure. Indian Railways with 63,221 route kms of rail network, 1.42 million employees, 440 BTKms and 615 BPKms of traffic is one of the largest rail networks in the world. It constitutes the lifeline and the mainstay of the country’s transport infrastructure. Over the last few years, Indian Railways has managed to achieve a dramatic reinvention of its business and is presently witnessing one of the most impressive and unprecedented expansions in its history. The freight and passenger traffic on Indian Railways has been growing dramatically with generated revenue growing at an even faster rate. It is anticipated that by 2012, the Indian rail industry will handle double the traffic volumes that it is doing currently. The driving force behind this strategy is a huge investment in rail infrastructure as well as modernisation of wagons technology, advanced signaling & telecommunication, induction of high horsepower locomotives, grade separation, and use of information technology specifically tailored to improve transit times and lower unit cost operation and building world-class passenger and freight terminals benchmarked to the best global standards.
Gain insight into the key issues and trends shaping the rail landscape in the Asia Pacific region, packed with the latest developments in the region’s rail industry, Rail Systems Asia 2009 brings together only the most senior executives internationally for 2 information packed days. Come and meet leading decision makers from government, operator and industry – all of whom have indepth knowledge in their field. The list of speakers is impressive, but without room to recognise all of them here, please visit http://www.railsystemsasia.com/ for the full list of international and Indian speakers and the latest program agenda.