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2018-09-04 05:55:47

E-Mobility in Indian Railways today at New Delhi in partnership with NITI Aayog

Transportation and mobility are critical drivers of innovation and economic growth in the 21st century. Rapidly evolving technologies and business models for delivering mobility services have dramatic potential to transform the global transportation sector in the times to come. Mobility that ranges from pedestrian, personal transport, to public transit and freight movement is extremely critical and impacts every aspect of life in urban as well as rural areas. Of late, there has been a paradigm shift which has led to an integral approach that focuses on shared, connected and clean mobility solutions customized to local needs. In addition to this, the solutions to be developed should keep the aspects of affordability, accessibility and inclusiveness in mind.
In the context of the same, MOVE Summit will be held at Vigyan Bhawan on 7th and 8th September 2018 which will include a wide range of stakeholders to be engaged towards building a public interest framework for the global mobility agenda. The summit will include participation from international Industry leaders, Research Organizations, Academia, Government, Civil Society and Media.
Indian Railways is a critical backbone of the transport infrastructure in the country and being the largest consumer of energy in the country has always been conscious about the way energy is utilized. As a part of the International Paris Agreement on climate change, 2015, India has pledged a reduction of 33-35% in emission intensity by 2030 from 2005 level. India has also set a target for transition to non-fossil fuel based energy with 40% of cumulative electricity generation capacity through renewable energy by 2030. One key sector of the Indian economy that could set a strategic example by turning green and meeting 2030 targets of India is the rail transport system.
To take this forward, IR, in partnership with NITI Aayog is hosting the seminar on ‘E-Mobility in Indian Railways’ on 4 September 2018 to bring project developers and other stakeholders on a common platform for making Indian Railways an efficient, preferred and Greener mode of transport. The seminar will consist of 9 presentations spanned out in 3 sessions namely:
a) Railway Electrification
b) Energy & storage system
c) Emerging technologies for rolling stock
The Inaugural Address is by Manju Gupta, President IREE & Additional Member Railway Board followed by Address and Presentation by Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction, Rly. Board & Patron, IREE, Addresses by Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog, Rajen Gohain, MoSR(G), Manoj Sinha, MoSR(S). S.K.Singh, Honorary General Secretary IREE & PCEE/NR will deliver the Vote of Thanks.
In Technical Session I (Railway Electrification), there are presentations on RE by RK Pandey (Tata Projects) and Mechanized method for Railway Electrification by Sanjeev Kumar, Customer Director M/s ALSTOM .

In another Technical Session on Energy & Storage Systems, there are presentations on Open Access by SK Saxena, CEO/REMCL, on Power Trading by Rajeev Mishra, M/s PTC and on Energy Storage systems for Railway Applications by Jaideep Nandi, M/s Ultralite & Dhiraj Chawla M/s Delta.

The last Technical Session on Emerging technologies for Rolling stock will have presentations on Push Pull application & Passenger Locomotives by CRRC, on Loco Trawl & Loco monitoring by Rakesh Jain, Vice President, GE Transportation, on EOTT & digital tools for enhancing safety by SL Ahuja, Director Wabtec and on Push Pull arrangement with Electric locomotives on Rajdhani route by CRRC & ZELC.

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