International Conference
Dedicated Freight Corridors
-Challenges and Opportunities-

04 April, 2013, Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi

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Indian Railways is the third largest Rail network in the world under a single integrated management. It is envisaged that Railways modernization and growth can contribute almost 2% enhancement in India’s GDP. However, capacity, efficiency, expansion and safety are major issues that face the country’s rail sector. Inadequate investment in the railways by the Government and private sector has only made the task of bridging the investment gap more difficult. Realizing the need to upgrade rail infrastructure, under its long-term strategic plan, the Ministry of Railways through the DFCCIL has proposed to construct six high capacity, corridors with speed potential of 100 kmph along the Golden Quadrilateral and its diagonals. In the first phase, two corridors, the Western and the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridors have been approved and taken up.
Large infrastructure projects like DFCs are critical drivers of the national economy and are being seen as an opportunity to adopt international best practices and latest technology, system, design, and business processes. The Government has also announced development of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) alongside the Western DFC for the development of market-oriented industrial areas, investment regions, industrial parks, ports and airports and six mega multi modal logistic parks at different locations along the corridor. In order to optimize productive use, longer and heavier trains have been proposed to ply on these DFCs such as double deck container with capacity of 32.5 ton axle load rolling stock. These corridors would be constructed, and maintained by a corporate entity on commercial principles by DFCCIL while relying on efficient technological solutions but operated by Ministry of Railways.
The development of a dedicated freight corridor is highly capital intensive and would require large scale private participation with funding from World Bank, JICA and even on PPP mode in association with DFCCIL with timely implementation of projects. Therefore, to discuss various issues and opportunities in DFCs, ASSOCHAM is organizing an International Conference on Dedicated Freight Corridors – Challenges and Opportunities at 9.30 a.m. on April 4, 2013 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi. This will focus on removing procedural bottlenecks and brainstorm strategy options to accelerate private investment for speedy implementation of these projects. The conference will be attended by a large number of national and international stakeholders.
We request you attend the Conference and also nominate your colleagues to participate in the Conference. We would also request your organization to be the PARTNER / SPONSOR for the Conference as per details enclosed for your kind reference.

Registration Fees: 

  • INR 2,500/- per delegate inclusive of 12.36% service tax (There is 10% discount for 3 and more delegates from same company.)