IC-TRAM 2018 CONFERENCE & exhibition

Scope and Opportunities

In the past two decades Indian Railways has grown manifold not just in terms of size and volume, but also in terms of usage of cutting-edge technologies. Today, Indian Railways is entering new fields, such as High Speed Railways, Dedicated Freight Corridors, bridging new frontiers by laying tracks in inhospitable terrains of the North-East, building mountain railways, using alternative fuels to reduce dependence on fossil fuels to name a few initiatives.

In more or less the same period(since DMRC became operational in 2002), concurrently, there has been an awakening of sorts across India, in the direction of building more and more Metros to cater to the increased mobility requirements of the burgeoning population of the metropolitan towns. As of now some 35-40 metros are under planning or execution, aggregating a colossal investment of some $68 bn(Rs4. 5 Lakh crores) over the next five to seven years. This will soon make India one of the top metro hubs in the world, ahead of some of the most advanced countries.


About the Conference

The Conference will be held under the aegis of Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Urban Development. The Conference will deal with cutting-edge technologies, innovation and safety in Railways and Metros. The thrust will be to maximize the ‘Make in India’ initiative and make India self-sufficient.


Topics Covered

Some of the important topics, which will be covered in the two-day Seminar, will be as follows:


  • High speed railways-the international experience-the variants.
  • Semi-high speed railways & their relevance.
  • Next generation railway coaches, using latest lightweight materials.
  • New propulsion systems such as turbine, fuel cell etc.
  • Use of renewable sources of energy, such as, bio-diesel, methanol, etc.
  • Railway’s drive for self-sufficiency in generation of energy for traction purposes.
  • Cutting edge technologies in signalling& telecom.
  • Advancements in electric-a) overhead equipment/3rd rail, b) traction /general power supply with emphasis on green energy c) heating/air-conditioning.
  • Train management & protection systems, creating a foolproof operational safety net in all-weather conditions, including dense fog.
  • Advancements in civil engineering a) track b) bridges & c) tunneling.
  • Development of world class railway stations.


  • Emerging technologies in manufacturing of rolling stock.
  • Advancements in civil engineering a) track b) bridges & tunneling c) station buildings & ancillaries (psds, etc).
  • Cutting edge technologies in signalling & telecom, driverless train operations.
  • Electrical-a) overhead equipment/3rd rail, b) traction /general power supply with emphasis on green energy c) heating/air-conditioning.
  • New trends in accident prevention, safety & security-zero tolerance for accidents.



The Conference & Exhibition is a fine opportunity for all those in the business of railways and metro transportation, as well as the larger transportation community, operators, engineers, architects, planners, administrators, scholars and so on to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge, interact with specialists from various engineering disciplines, hear from the experts in India and abroad on the fine ‘art and science’ of metro building and railway modernization. Experts will share secrets of effecting efficiencies through enhanced equipment reliability, World-renowned Safety Experts will expound on the essential fundamentals of accident free performance.

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About DIPM Council of India

The Defence Infrastructure Planning and Management (DIPM) Council of India is registered as DIPM Society, not for profit organisation working in the field of infrastructure technology innovations, development, project management, contract management, project delivery, skilling India in the field of Infrastructure in general and Defence Infrastructure in particular, in the Govt. Sector.

The cadre of IDSE officers involved in the defence infrastructure planning and management are the key stake holders in the council in their personal capacity on honorary basis purely in academic interest besides members from academic institutions, infrastructure companies, consultants, technical bodies, PSUs, autonomous bodies, private individuals, Govt. officers etc. on voluntary basis. There is membership on fee to join as individual, as corporate, group of people etc. The council holds periodic seminars, technical discussions as well as publish technical journal to keep pace with technology development and innovations. The council generates fund through membership fee as well as voluntary contributions from donors, companies, sponsor of events etc. Membership is open to all on nominal membership fee. DIPM Council consists of various sub committees on all aspects of infrastructure planning, innovation, sustainable development, project delivery etc. with the aim of becoming a key technical advisory body on all aspects of infrastructure technology, sustainable development to Govt. of India in general and to Ministry of Defence in particular, consisting of professionals from academic institutions, corporate, officers of IDSE cadre, professionals in defence services etc.


About IMR Media

IMR Media is a 360 degree media company with seven years of experience in organising niche events in the defence and commercial fields, which include Night Vision Devices, Force Protection, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Civil & Military, Training & Simulation, Air Defence, Maritime Surveillance and so on. IMR Media participates in international events abroad, notably Farnborough, Paris, Abhu Dhabi and Singapore. IMR Media also publishes books and provides consultancy services. Indian Military Review monthly magazine is the flagship publication of IMR Media.

President's Message

Shri Ram Nath Kovind
(President of India)

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Minister for Railways

Message of Minister of Urban Development

Hardeep S Puri
(Minister of Urban Development)

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Message Chairman Railway Board

Aswani Lohani
(Chairman Railway Board)

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Attend as a full access delegate and interact and network with an audience of government officers from the core ministries - Railways and Urban Development - Director Generals, Principal Directors, Program Managers, Branch Heads, Project Leaders, academics and so on.

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