I am delighted to know that Messe Frankfurt India has planned to organize the 4th edition of Rail India Conference and Expo from 29th to 30th August at Hotel Lalit New Delhi.
Indian Railways has been rightly called the ‘Lifeline of the Nation’ as its contribution in the growth of the economy and connectivity of the nation has been unparalled. It is the 4th largest rail network in the world. It has played an important role in connecting all the regions and almost all the states of India in a single transport network. It is unique as it carries more people and goods than any other mode of transport under single management. It has 115,000 km of track length. It runs 12,617 trains to carry over 23 million passengers daily -equivalent to moving the entire population of Australia -connecting more than 7,172 stations. It carries 3 million tons (MT) of freight every day.
I hope that this Conference would provide opportunity to Industry players in the field of technological and financial innovation and other stakeholders focusing on modernization of Railway Infrastructure so as to enhance efficiency of the system by providing solution through foreign direct investment and Infrastructure augmentation
I am also hopeful that the Conference and Expo would provide an excellent platform for Railways PSUs and organization, Members of the rail industry and investment agencies to have meaningful discussions and deliberations which shall prove useful for the Railways in the coming years by expediting modernization of the system and increasing investments.
I convey my best wishes to Messe Frankfurt and the participant for the Success of the event.