Indian Railways, the country’s national railway system, has announced its participation at Middle East Rail 2018.
The organisation will talk about its US$140bn worth of current and future rail projects at the event, which is the Middle East’s largest rail, transport and logistics conference and exhibition.
Middle East Rail will be held on March 12 and 13 at Dubai International Convention Centre, under the patronage of H H Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and in partnership with the UAE’s Ministry of Infrastructure Development and the Federal Transport Authority.
Shri Mahesh Kumar Gupta, member engineering - Indian Railway Board, Indian Railways, said, "We will highlight some of our achievements, growth prospects and future projections during this two-day event. This kind of events helps in creating awareness about gigantic organisations like Indian Railways, which deals in mega projects such as high speed trains, dedicated freight corridors, electrification, capacity expansion and tech development."
Gupta will lead a high-profile delegation of railway officials and experts who will share details about the region’s largest railway network’s expansion plans and outline a buddle of opportunities that the industry offers in the segments of metro, tram, monorail, long-distance freight and passenger train, and high speed rail.
WAM reported that Middle East Rail recorded 64% repeat exhibitor bookings for 2018 edition, bringing over 290 regional and international railway operators, suppliers and contractors to present their services to potential buyers and nurture professional networks.
Keeping up with the industry trends and to accommodate increased interest, the show has expanded in scope for the 2018 edition.
“The organising committee has introduced two new streams that will feature passenger information systems and transport ticketing systems that cater for the needs of modern passengers,” WAM reported
Also, a series of interactive sessions have been designed to introduce technological disruptions and provide updates on rail contracts worth US$16bn planned to be awarded in 2018 in the MENA region.