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RailTrans - Background

India's railway network is recognised as one of the largest railway systems in the world under single management. The railway network is also ideal for long-distance travel and movement of bulk commodities, apart from being an energy-efficient and economic mode of conveyance and transport. Indian Railways is the preferred carrier of automobiles in the country.

The government of India has focused on investing in railway infrastructure by making investor-friendly policies. It has moved quickly to enable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in railways to improve infrastructure for freight and high-speed trains. At present, several domestic and foreign companies are also looking to invest in Indian rail projects.

Apart from this, the urban rail transit in India plays an important role in intracity transportation in the major cities which are highly populated. It consists of mass rapid transit, suburban rail, monorail and tram systems. According to a report published in 2021, a total of 2.63 billion people travelled annually in metro systems across India's thirteen major cities, placing the country as one of the busiest urban rapid transit hubs in the world in terms of ridership. The combined length of 755.70 kilometres of metro systems in India makes it the fifth longest in the world in terms of the operational metro rail network. Since 2014, a total of about 548 kms of the metro rail network has been built/operationalized in India.

According to the recent study report issued by ICRA, the Indian Metro Rail projects will generate Rs 80,000 crore of investment opportunities for construction companies in the next five years.
In view of the above, it is very necessary to develop a common platform for the Rail, Metro & Transportation  Industry where the rail technology providers, railway innovators, multi-model transit integrators, OEMs, Suppliers, Buyers and Investors can meet together under one roof.

RailTrans, the new initiative of Urban Infra Group, is aimed to provide a neutral platform for all stakeholders of railways, Metros & Transportation sectors to come under one roof for effective business networking with key people from across the globe. The RailTrans Expo will be an ideal platform for the industry to display the latest technological advancements, innovations, related products and technical services while providing an opportunity for the railway operators (i.e. Indian Railways, Metro Rail Authorities, Transit Operators etc.) to showcase their future requirements, vision and innovations.

Other attractions planned include trade workshops, conferences, and panel discussions that will be providing valuable B2B networking opportunities and forums to discuss and exchange ideas among experts in the field. Entry to RailTrans Expo Centre will be free to all visitors.

RailTrans Expo 2024 is an exciting, all-new exhibition which highlights the very best innovation from across the full spectrum of the Rail, Metro & Transportation industry.

Mamta Shah, CEO, Urban Infra Group