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Virtual event

accessible from your workstation


22 Apr 2021



10:30 AM - 11:45 AM



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AIBX Rail Webinar Series 1: Exploring opportunities for collaboration in the India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor project

About event:

As a part of Australian Government’s Australia India Business Exchange (AIBX) program, Austrade in partnership with Rail Analysis, is organising Australia-India rail webinar series. The first webinar of the series, scheduled on 22 April 2021, will focus on India’s Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project.

India is implementing the A$14.5 billion (INR 814.6 billion) DFC project. Currently two corridors, Western DFC (1504 km) and Eastern DFC (1856 km) which are funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank respectively, are under development. The DFC project is expected to have a significant positive impact on the economic development of India by enabling faster and efficient movement of goods; reduction in overall logistics cost; and decongestion of the passenger rail network.

With the two corridors getting operationalised in a phased manner and new corridors in the pipeline, DFC project provides good opportunities for relevant Australian stakeholders with capabilities and offerings across all aspects of freight and heavy haul rail.

Australia has significant capabilities in heavy haul and rail freight sectors. Australian research centres have a strong record of innovation and R&D across all aspects of freight and heavy haul rail.

Hence this webinar will provide a good platform to relevant Australian and Indian stakeholders to gain insights about the DFC project from eminent industry stakeholders and to have a productive discourse and knowledge sharing. 

(Learn more about the DFC project)

Who should attend:
  • Australian engineering, planning and consulting firms across aspects of freight and heavy haul rail.
  • Australian technology and equipment suppliers with offerings in freight and heavy haul rail.
  • Australian R&D centres, institutes and organisations involved in freight and heavy haul rail.
  • Indian companies, consultants, research centres interested in learning about Australian capabilities in this space.
Why you should attend:
  • Project is partially operational and expected to be fully operational in 2022. So hear more about current and future DFC projects and potential opportunities therein from Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (the project implementing organisation).
  • Learn about specific opportunities in the DFC project directly from key private stakeholders like Hitachi, GMR, Wabtec.
  • Chance to address specific queries and interact with relevant senior level experts from India and Australia.
  • Mr R K Jain, Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd.
  • Mr Ravi Ravitharan, Director, Monash Institute of Railway Technology
  • Mr Mangal Dev, Head of Hitachi Railway Business - India & South Asia; Director - Hitachi India Pvt Ltd.
  • Mr Sandeep Selot, Managing Director & Vice President - Sales (South Asia & South East Asia), Wabtec Corporation
  • Mr R S Malik, Head - Railways, GMR Group
Please note:

Austrade is recording this webinar session and may make the recorded version of the webinar (including all audio and visual elements) accessible to internal Austrade staff and the general public via the Austrade website and other communication means. For further information refer to the Privacy Policy.


These events are free, but participants must register. The registration confirmation email will include all webinar log-on information.


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For more information please contact:

Amol Pandey
Austrade, New Delhi
T +91 11 4575 6229
M +91 98105 08169