May 16: The first ever International Rail Coach Expo (IRCE) is to be held in Chennai from May 17th to 19h. The focus of the expo will be rail coaches and train sets. Many reputed rail car and equipment builders will be showcasing their technology and products. It will be a unique platform to bring different suppliers under one roof and create synergy for “Make in India”.
The expo is being hosted by Integral Coach Factory, popularly known as ICF, under the Ministry of Railways, in coordination with CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) and RITES Ltd. a PSU under Ministry of Railways with the following features:-
Exclusive Rail Coach and train sets for display for the first time in India
100+ exhibitors from 10+ countries
Conferences/seminars on specialized subjects on Rail Coach and Train sets
Key brands from rail coach and train sets will be displaying products focusing on innovation and future technologies
Exclusive platform to meet and interact with the decision makers and senior officials of ICF and other Indian Railway production units
Display of Rolling Stock designs viz. train sets for 160 kmph
Display of Rolling stock designs including interiors, passenger amenities and other comfort features
Development of Rolling Stock including emerging technologies in manufacture of train coaches with Stainless Steel, Aluminium Car body and others
The development of High Speed Trains and the options available for Indian Railways
The IRCE will be inaugurated on 17th May, 2018, at 10.00 hrs and will be open from 10.00 hrs. to 18.00 hrs. for 3 days viz. 17th to 19th May, 2018. The inaugural function will be attended by Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, Minister of State of Railways, Minister for Industries Tamil Nadu, Chairman Railway Board, Railway Board Members, GMs and other HODs from all Indian Railways.
The expo will be of interest for train enthusiasts, railway suppliers, designers, developers, and general public. The Expo will be open for public viewing between 15.00 hrs. to 18.00 hrs. on 17th and 18th May, 2018.