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.
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 HSR.
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 corporations.
For any queries on the agenda and technical contents of symposium, please contact: Dr. Ashish Verma, President, TRG at firstname.lastname@example.org, +91-9845375724
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