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The Experiences and Challenges of Operating/Upgrading the Railways in India

Pradeep Kumar Srivastava

From: Experiences and challenges of operating/upgrading the Railways in India, 24 Jan 2013, IET London: Savoy Place

24 January 2013  Transport channel

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About the presentation

India is a vast country and its railway network is equally vast. Catering for a population of 1.3 billion and spread over an area of about 3.3 million square kilometres, the railway network in India is a gigantic multi gauge, multi traction system, with a total length of 63,028 route kilometres.

Pradeep Srivastava talks about the Indian Railways Network, suburban operations, constraints and solutions, infra structural augmentation and future planning.

About the speaker

Chief Electrical Engineer of Central Railway, Mumbai
Having joined Indian Railways in 1977, Mr Srivastava is currently working as Chief Electrical Engineer (CEE) of Central Railway, Mumbai CST handling Intense Suburban Operations, in Mumbai along with leading the Prestigious DC to AC Conversion project. Prior to his current role, he was an Advisor of Electrical//Rolling Stock for the Indian Railway Board handling all planning, development, new acquisitions, production, operations including crew management of Electric Locos over Indian Railways. He has more than three decades experience in the cross functional areas of strategic planning, major construction activities and suburban and mainline operations.

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