High Speed Rail (HSR) Symposium 2013 to Take Place at SJCE, Mysore on May 9th and 10th, 2013

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High Speed Rail (HSR) Symposium 2013 to Take Place at SJCE, Mysore on May 9th and 10th, 2013

MYSORE, India, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The High Speed Rail Symposium 2013 is going to be held at Sri Jayachamarajendra
College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore on May 9th and 10th, which is organized by
Transportation Research Group of India (TRG) in association with Fundacion Caminos De
Hierro - Spain, SJCE - Mysore, TEQIP - Government of Karnataka and Conferences and
Incentives Management Pvt Ltd.

With a rapidly growing world population and the pressure being put on the
transportation sector in both urban and rural communities, there are several nations
adopting alternative public transportation policies to better serve their citizens.

Transportation planners around the world are thus considering serious public policy
changes related to existing mass transportation. Whether for short or long distance
travel, existing transportation sectors are in desperate need of upgrades and are
producing more traffic congestion, and contributing to increased pollution. Therefore, the
pursuit of alternative transportation, particularly to aim sustainable transportation has
come in the form of high-speed rail, particularly for regional and long distance travel.

About Symposium:

The development of High Speed Rail (HSR) in India is still under consideration and
discussion at various levels in the government, and the country is still to see the first
HSR running within the country. This symposium will help identify the various research,
implementation, and capacity building issues related to development of HSR in India and
will identify an agenda for action and also for possible collaboration with Spain and
other countries that have experience in HSR, in developing HSR in India. The symposium
will be of two days. The 1st day will have an open seminar where invited expert
presentations, by speakers from Spain, India and other countries will be made on the
following themes:

- Experience of HSR in Spain, Germany, and USA.

- Some international cases from Spain, Germany, and USA.

- Status of HSR and recent HSR studies in India.

- Research & Development opportunities and needs.

- Issues of optimum speed, freight railway transport in the new time, demand and
economics impacts.

- Technical issues: Maintenance and operation (problems, tasks and costs), design
criteria and soon.

- PPP models, key aspects for funding and financing HSR.

Invited experts from TERI, IIM Ahmedabad, IISc Bangalore, DB International GmbH, CDM
Smith, Spain, USA, TCS, and CSTEP will make presentations covering the above aspects of

The 2nd day of the symposium will be attended only by the invited expert group members
and will consist of a structured discussion by experts on developing a concrete agenda for
development of High Speed Rail (HSR) in India, which will be documented in the form of a
symposium report (about 5 pages) that will be shared with all related stakeholders in
India and abroad.

For more information : Please visit http://trgindia.org/High_Speed_Rail_2013


Transportation Research Group of India (TRG): The aim of TRG (
http://www.trgindia.org) is to aid India's overall growth through focused
transportation research, education, and policies in the country. Currently, there is no
appropriate platform in India for professionals across all modes of transport, to come
together and interchange ideas and knowledge. Also, there is no regular avenue in India at
present to collate and publish the research literature across all transportation sectors
and modes for better intermodal understanding. TRG wishes to bridge this gap by providing
such a platform/avenue in India and become a partner in the overall growth of the country.

Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE): The technical institution
sprawling 117 acres of campus and several recognizable buildings as a well known
institution which is celebrating its "Golden Jubilee Year", is hosting this Symposium. The
institution has the reputation of academic, excellence in professionally oriented
programs, and equal proficiency in extra-curricular activities, that makes it a lucrative
option for students from all over the country, especially those staying in the remote
places eyeing at an engineering seat.

Fundacion Caminos de Hierro: A non-profit organisation dedicated to research into the
field of engineering and railway technology in general. Fundación Caminos de Hierro
provide solutions for the development of transport systems through the offering of
assessment and consultancy services as well as collaborations in the field of research and
development and innovation.

TEQIP - Government of Karnataka: The objective of this program is 'To provide world
class infrastructure with state of the art facilities in technical institutions. To train
and produce through formal & non-formal methods, the skilled engineers/scientists and
knowledge workers in adequate numbers. To achieve socio-economic development of the state
and become a major destination for skilled human resource development in the world'.

Conferences & Incentives Management (I) Pvt. Ltd (CIM Global): It has etched a niche
for itself and its success story spans in the association management, meeting management,
and corporate activation since its inception. We are committed to providing our clients
with the highest quality and most professional management services available in the
industry. We have been privileged to have extended our services to various government
organizations, educational institutions, trade bodies, associations as well multinational

For any queries on the agenda and technical contents of symposium, please contact: Dr.
Ashish Verma, President, TRG at ashishv@civil.iisc.ernet.in, +91-9845375724

Primary Media Contact: Malmarugan, malmarugan@cimglobal.net, +91-9731304553

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