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New Delhi: Railways minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on September 2 inaugurated International Conference on Technology for Ultra High Speed Rolling Stock jointly organised by Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA) with active support of Indian Railways. Member (Rolling Stock) ,Railway Board, Hemant Kumar, and Member (Engineering) Railway Board A K Mittal and other Railway Board officials were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prabhu said that advance technology always plays a great role in nation building. He said that modernization of the Railways solely depends on the advance technology hence Indian Railways is in the process of developing/adopting ultra high speed technology in the interest of people of the country, according to a PIB release. He said that it is dream of Railways to take not more than 12 hours to travel from one part of India to the other and idea is to enhance the average speed of all trains so that everyone benefits.
In case of ultra high speed technology, Indian Railways wants to develop it, implement it under Make in India to use it indigenously and to be able to export it also, he said. He further said that with focus on “Make in India” Campaign, Railways wants to develop a technology which will help railways in the long run.