Railways Reforms & Governance Conclave 2018

Ever since Mr Piyush Goyal has assumed the office as the railway minister, he has been laying emphasis on improving safety and modernisation of the railways. Some of the key decisions Goyal has taken include priority given to safe running of trains without affecting punctuality, proposed electrification of entire Indian Railways network, 100 percent installation of LED lights across all stations, upgradation of passenger and goods trains’ speed, elimination of all unmanned level crossings and renewal of station redevelopment plan.

The minister seems to have brought a substantial change the way the railways works and intends to roll out amenities for passengers. According to a report of the Indian Railways, capital investments have gone up to Rs 1.21 lakh crore in 2016-17 from Rs 58,718 crore in 2014-15, which indicates the seriousness of the incumbent government in raising the investment for the national transporter.

The plans of improving safety got a boost after the union budget 2017-18 sanctioned Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (National Rail Safety Fund) of Rs 1 lakh crore. The laying of broad gauge tracks has also done at a rapid pace. The railways had commissioned 3,000 kms of broad gauge lines in 2016-17 compared to 1,983 kms in 2014-15. In this context, the railway has also decided to connect the entire north east region with broad gauge, a long awaited dream.

The 4th Railways Reforms & Governance Conclave 2018 aims at focusing on the futuristic projects of the Indian Railways to give a never-seen experience to rail users. As many of such billion dollar projects are being taken up by the railways, it will be interesting to see how it transforms itself in the next few years. Read more

Guest of Honour

Shri Manoj Sinha
​Shri Manoj Sinha
Minister of State for Communications (I/C) & Minister of State for Railways
Government of India
  Shri Rajen Gohain
​Shri Rajen Gohain
Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Railways
Government of India

Key Dignitaries

Shri Ashwani Lohani
​Shri Ashwani Lohani
Railway board
Shri SK Pattanayak
Shri SK Pattanayak
Managing Director
  Shri Mukesh Nigam
​Shri Mukesh Nigam
Managing Director
  Shri MP Mall
Shri MP Mall
Chairman and Managing Director
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