It is often pointed out that every rupee invested in ramping up railway infrastructure benefits the economy six times over. Therefore, after languishing for nearly 70 years, modernisation of the sector has been put on the fast track.
Speaking recently at the industry lobby group FICCI's annual general meeting in New Delhi, Nitin Jayram Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, said the government has proposed a multimodal transport hub plan, which seeks to integrate major modes of transport such as roads, railways, ports and air.
Hitachi India, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, recently organised the Hitachi SOCIAL INNOVATION FORUM 2015, in New Delhi. The two-day forum sought to bring together esteemed participants to deliberate upon how social innovation can propel India
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched Indian Railway Knowledge Portal, www.kportal.indianrailways.gov.in. This portal is an aggregation of information, with links to resources of the Indian Railways, for the purpose of dissemination of knowledge, innovations and best practices.