During the inauguration address, he highlighted the transformation of Indian railways into a modern system and shared a key perspective on how leveraging technology would be instrumental in achieving more efficient management in the railway sector.
The event kick-started with key addresses by Mr Mukul Saran Mathur, Principal Executive Director – Infrastructure, Ministry of Railways, Government of India with significant announcements on major strides in Railway Electrification which is set to achieve 91% Electrification by the end of 2023. Addressing the conference, Mr Sudhanshu Sinha, Advisor- Infrastructure Connectivity & Electric Mobility, NITI Aayog, Government of India, emphasised the significance of public-private partnerships (PPP) in railway projects and highlighted the need to make railway projects more attractive to private investors.
SYSTRA leadership was invited as moderator and key speaker for a Panel discussion on “Efficient and enhanced passenger experience” and “Journey to becoming Net Zero” which set the tone for the event. This Conference brought together policymakers and subject experts from prominent public and private organisations and provided a forum for engaging in discussions on creativity, innovation, excellence, and expertise for the betterment of the railway sector in India.